Solved

Access to a slaved drive

Posted on 2006-06-20
2
198 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Silly me, I left my notebook connected to my UNPROTECTED phone line during an electrical storm.  Needless to say, the notebook is toast.  

I'm trying to salvage the data off the drive and I've connected it to a USB device that lets me access the drive just fine on my desktop.  However, I cannot open the folders I need to open to copy my files.  

Now, I feel sure I need to alter some security settings but that is not my strong suit.  Can someone tell me what security settings I need to alter in order to take ownership of the files and copy them over to my desktop?

Thanks

Cliff

PS:  This drive was setup in the notebook using Windows XP Pro.
0
Comment
Question by:crp0499
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
puter_geek earned 500 total points
ID: 16947379
Are you running WinXP Pro on the Desktop?

If so, all you have to do is:
1. Right click on the folder and go to properties.  
2. Then click on the Security Tab.  
3. Click on Advanced in the bottom.
4. Click on the Owner Tab
5. Then click on Other Users or Groups
6. type in your username (You HAVE to be an administrator to take ownership) and click on Check Names to the right,
    hit apply/ok and apply/ok again.
 
You should be in.

PS  If you don't have the option under security tab, reboot and start the puter in safe mode and all the options will be there.  I know there is a way to change it in normal mode, but I don't know how.  
 
0
 

Author Comment

by:crp0499
ID: 16947614
Worked perfectly, just as you described.  Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it. VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x sup…
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question