Taking ownership of a user folder?
Posted on 2014-04-01
Normally if I pull a c: drive out of one computer and dock or connect it to another Windows 7 computer I will need to take ownership of the user folder before I can read or move files from the attached drive to the system drive I booted from.
Oddly I have a Windows 7 work-station in my shop that I can attach a system drive pulled from another computer and I can immediately open the User folder and see and open files and folders without having to ever take ownership of the folder on the attached D: drive.
Does anyone know how my magic Windows 7 computer is configured to allow me to see and move folders from another users hard drive without having to take ownership of files and folders?