"You don't currently have permission to access this folder" Why Would I receive this when I put a HDD with no passwords into my Server?

For Instance: I remove a laptop 2.5 SATA from a PC with no passwords at all, insert into my server to backup all files and still I receive that message when trying to open certain folders on the drive, especially a specific User folder...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is because Windows secures User folders and others cannot use. See if an Administrator can take ownership of the folder and then go from there.
A. H.Author Commented:
I can take ownership, it just seems like it is happening more lately. also, when I am backing up a hard drive in prep for wiping it, I can't risk that there is some folder that is locked and I lose any data in said folder.

Do you recommend a good utility that I an make use of that will help put my mind at ease? I haven't lost any important client data and really don't ever want to... Thanks
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
That's a Windows feature. If you connect that HDD to a Linux box, it will read all the files, regardless of owner/permissions.

If you must use Windows, then get a Powershell script that will reset permissions on all the files on that drive.

Something like this: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Set-Owner-ff4db177

HTH,
Dan

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McKnifeCommented:
That's because of UAC. Since UAC is turned off for he account "administrator" (the built-in one), administrator would not have that "problem". So
-either use administrator
-or simply click ok to have those permissions adjusted automatically

For backups, simply use the checkbox "run with highest privileges" in task scheduler and it will not pose a problem.
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Thanks for the points.

Can you please explain the C rating?

Here is the rating guide: http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/481419
McKnifeCommented:
Question is: How could we "totally help you"? If you have further questions, just say. If you accept the facts that were explained, you were totally helped, in my opinion.

It's not about points but about communication going right or wrong. So next time feel free to ask for more if you are not fully satisfied.
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