Manually Copy Documents and Settings from to XP to Vista using USB HDD.
Posted on 2007-10-08
We are frequently copying data from older XP machines to newer Vista machines. We do this by using a USB attached HDD on the Vista machine. When trying to copy "Documents and Settings" folder from the older XP HDD, a Vista dialog box comes up stating something along the lines of:
"You do not have permission to access this folder, Do you want to continue? Yes / No".
If you hit yes, it starts applying permissions to the folder. This process can take anywhere from 30mins to a couple of hours to finish - then only after that it finally starts copying the data!!!
I was wondering if there is a way to either bypass this permission problem, or speed it up somehow?
Thank in Advance, any Help is greatly appreciated.