How do I browse a non accessible area on a slave drive

By friend2u ยท 5 replies
Jan 18, 2004
  1. My old computer had a problem with windows (or the drive not sure) which I could not resolve even after system restore attempts I was still getting the "windows cannot start cannot find windows system32 system file". So I took the drive out and slaved it to my other PC and low and behold I could see a lot of files and folders but not those associated with "Documents and Settings\Owner" when I tried to open the Documents and settings folder entitled "Owner" I got a message stating "non accessible". Can anyone tell me how to get into that folder so I can copy out my files and folders which are under the owner directory???? I was thinking of buying some file recovery software
    which claims to work even for deleted files but I dont know if it would work around that non accessible problem or not!
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Need a little more info......which operating system and fat or NTFS file system.
  3. friend2u

    friend2u TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Windows XP NTFS file system..any suggestions?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  5. friend2u

    friend2u TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I will try it thanks real !
  6. friend2u

    friend2u TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Thanks it worked

    Your post helped me greatly..I reclaimed files using your suggestion, I honestly thought they were lost and the folders indicated zero bytes but in reality they contained much data, but I had to own them to see that! Very greatly appreciated I cant thank you enough!!!!
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