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I had a vista computer with a failing hard drive. I took the hd out and used a different computer to recover data. I can see the data on computer used for recovery, however, when the data is moved to new computer with windows 7 the folder shows it is empty. Properties of the folder shows over 7 gig and when attempting to change permissions on folder it scans all the files in folder but without success.
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Are the files/folders hidden? can you go into file and folder options and clikc the radio button for show hidden files?
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by:HAMMERTIM3
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No they are not hidden, however, they do have a read only attribute that I can uncheck. Then when checking properties again the read only is still checked
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Is it important to get these recovery files or do you just need to snag the data off the old hard drive? If so I would just go that route. Microsoft could have controls in place with the recovery files so that you don't pirate an operating system from a failed disk.
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Not sure what the difference was, I used an XP Pro box to copy the data from the old hd without any issues. I have used a win 7 box numerous times to perform the same funcion without any hiccups.
Some security setting in win 7 pulling off data from a vista password protected profile.
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