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Accessing WinXp drive on Win10: access denied

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I found one of my old XP drives, and I want to see what files are on it, copy them off, delete, etc. however when I hook it up via USB/SATA, it shows me the file folders, but when I try to access them, it says "you don't have permission to access this folder."  I have gone to the security tab and nothing seems to help me.  Options?
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by:JesterToo
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You need to "take ownership" of the drive's folders/files via File Explorer.
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by:Gary Patterson
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Try opening Windows Explorer as Administrator.

If you still get errors, open Windows Explorer as Admin, select drive, right-click, Properties, Security, Advanced, and Change Owner to the current user.  Make sure to select box to change all child objects, too.
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As noted, you need to change the file permissions so you can access the files.    The process for doing this is described in detail here:
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-take-ownership-and-get-full-access-to-files-and-folders-in-windows-10/
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by:LEECHIPTURNER
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Gary Patterson, how do I open Windows Explorer in admin? Right clicking does not give me that option.
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by:garycase
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File Explorer already has the privileges you need => just follow the instructions in the link I provided above.
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by:arnold
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The issue as others covered, your login user ID (Sid) is not one that has access to the resources on the XP that are likely to other, one option using an elevated (as admin) cmd run icacls /e and add your user as having full rights.... This way you will preserve....


It will go through the drive updating rights

The above provided links might reference the same.......
Presumably you have anti-virus...
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Perfect.  thanks
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