I purchased a new HDD and installed Windows 8 on it. The computer already was running WIndows 7 on a separate HDD. I would just choose which HDD to boot in BIOS. It was ok at first but a few days later, Windows 7 wouldnt boot and it would kickoff Startup repair which it was unable to fix. I've tried runnig bootrec.exe, kicked off startup repair multiple times etc.
I removed the Windows 7 HDD and mounted it to my laptop using USB-to-SATA adaptor, I tried to access the data (My Documents, My Pictures etc) but lot of the files are missing.
For example, I can access certain folders and it would have files where another folder in the same level will have nothing in it when it should.
I've already changed the Security permission so Everyone have full access at the top-level folder (C:\users\username).
What got me baffled was as I've mentioned above, some of the files are there and not the other. Eg, In 'My Pictures' folder, photos in January folder will be there but nothing in the February folder. I have not deleted anything and all these files were definitely there when I was able to boot into WIndows 7.
Is it some security settings preventing access to these folders hence the contents are not displayed? Is there some tool that allow me to view the entire contents of my HDD regardless of security settings?