windows security issue

By ocnad
Nov 27, 2006
  1. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post but here goes. A friend thinks she fried her laptop without saving hew research paper but the harddrive is still good. She bought it used from a friend "Dale" & changed her login user to "Tarren". I got a usb adapter & hooked her drive to my PC but the "Dale" folder under "doc & settngs" "is not accessible" "access is denied" everything else reads w/o problems any suggestions. I've tried making a login user for all names involved to no avail.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    You need to take ownership of the folders and files , I made a quick guide here, follow it and then you should be able to access it.

  3. ocnad

    ocnad TS Rookie Topic Starter


    That did the trick. I've searched the net for a while looking for the answer to this problem. I've got another friend with the same problem, can't wait to tell him. Thanks again.
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Your welcome, glad to help...

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