In Windows, is there a way to have full access to an NTFS drive when it's installed in another computer?
Posted on 2016-10-14
I took a failing hard drive out of computer A that belongs to a friend.
When I connect it to my computer (computer B), I can browse most of it, but then if I click on a folder like c:\users\friend, it says I don't have permission and do I want to change that. I say yes, then can go down a level. Then in documents, appdata, etc are all manual process to get permission to the folders. A chore, time consuming and I think that's changing permissions on the drive itself, right?
I connect the drive to a machine running linux (that I am not really familiar with), I can mount that drive and browse it no problem (because linux doesn't 'respect' the ntfs permissions...
I have an app in windows (beyond compare) that I'd use to copy off all the files from this drive, woudl show me what files didn't come over, what files are missing / different / etc. Very useful program. But that's in windows where it 'respects' the ntfs permissions on that drive.
I'm not familiar enough with linux to copy all the files.
Is there a way in windows to get that full access of the drive / not pay attention to the ntfs permissions?
Or is there a simple app / distro of linux that will do it there?