Windows XP Premssions problem while backing up

Posted on 2012-08-13
Last Modified: 2012-09-02
I got an laptop with a crack screen so I took out the hard drive and just connected it to a desktop running windows vista the laptop was running win XP. I connect the drive and try to copy the user folder to an usb drive and get an premission error so I changed the premissons to the folder to my local account on the desktop and still got an error??? the windows XP machine was not part of any domain and the user may have had a password but this has never stop me before to copy data after I made the changes in the sercurity setting ... what am I doing wrong?
Question by:Deerek11
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    Accepted Solution

    You are doing nothing wrong per se, but the user may have encryption etc.

    For a safe way that bypasses NTFS permissions, use a live linux CD. I recommend knoppix as it is a bit more mature.

    You may have one of the antivirus rescue CDs. They are also a version of live CD. You can copy files without needing to take permission.
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    by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
    First of all, take ownership of user home directory. Ensure to check "apply to all subfolders" and accept. Before, change all permissions and ensure to mark apply to all subfolders and remove get permissions to up folder. This may help you:

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