I pulled an internal storage drive that was password protected from my xp computer that nolonger works. I installed it into my computer running Vista. After manually changing the security settings to take ownership of each individual files (thousands) I was denied access to the entire drive. I rebooted in safe mode took ownership of the entire drive went to command prompt and entered, takeown /f . /r to take ownership of the contents of the drive. I can access all folders but I can not access files, i.e. music, pictures etc. I then enter the cacls command to try and change the permissions. The permissions say that I am the owner of the files and that I have full control so why can't I access the files? I have valueable files that I would like to keep so any help on resolving this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.