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Need to unlock files on my old hard drive/Requires permission

joshownsyouall 1,642 438 April 27, 2012 at 07:58 AM
Reps to whoever gives me solid answers to help me with my dilemma.

I put in my old windows xp based IDE hard drive in a USB 2.0 enclosure to recover important data. im very glad i didnt lose my data from what it seems.

everything is gravy, but I am having trouble moving some old files to my new portable hard drive or my pc. I lack permission. I've googled this and found messing with the security tab. it helps me view some files but its as if I have to go into the security tab for EVERY file. this will be tedious. I am knowledgeable enough to know that there is probably a good extraction software that can almost "hack" my old hard drive in a way to get out files that I lack permission.

Whoever can refer me to said "hacking" software lol (albeit freeware or paid, it doesn't matter), if it works for my situation I will rep you and thank you very graciously.

I've got lots of work to do today, so the sooner I could get some help, the better. God bless all of you and have a great weekend Smilie

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I would try booting from a knoppix or partedmagic boot cd and moving the files over in the linux environment.
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1. On the top / root folder :
Select the security tab and click on Advanced button.
In the popup click on the third tab : Owner
Select your ID, check “replace permissions on child/subcontainer”
Press OK

This should be enough, If not :
2. On the top / root folder :
Select the security tab and click on Advanced button.
On the Permissions tab uncheck inherit check box, check the replace on child check box, remove any account with special on deny settings add everyone with full control.
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Quote from dude2000 View Post :
1. On the top / root folder :
Select the security tab and click on Advanced button.
In the popup click on the third tab : Owner
Select your ID, check "replace permissions on child/subcontainer"
Press OK

This should be enough, If not :
2. On the top / root folder :
Select the security tab and click on Advanced button.
On the Permissions tab uncheck inherit check box, check the replace on child check box, remove any account with special on deny settings add everyone with full control.
Basically what he said although it may slightly differ depending on the OS you are currently using...

This is known as taking ownership of files/folders.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 - Windows XP
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-u...53659.aspx - Windows 7
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Quote from joshownsyouall View Post :
Reps to whoever gives me solid answers to help me with my dilemma.

I put in my old windows xp based IDE hard drive in a USB 2.0 enclosure to recover important data. im very glad i didnt lose my data from what it seems.

everything is gravy, but I am having trouble moving some old files to my new portable hard drive or my pc. I lack permission. I've googled this and found messing with the security tab. it helps me view some files but its as if I have to go into the security tab for EVERY file. this will be tedious. I am knowledgeable enough to know that there is probably a good extraction software that can almost "hack" my old hard drive in a way to get out files that I lack permission.

Whoever can refer me to said "hacking" software lol (albeit freeware or paid, it doesn't matter), if it works for my situation I will rep you and thank you very graciously.

I've got lots of work to do today, so the sooner I could get some help, the better. God bless all of you and have a great weekend Smilie
Which OS are you using?
I may have a hard drive lying around here that is locked down like yours and if you're using Win 7, I should be able to show you how to get at them with screenshots of all the steps.
The good news is that you can definitely access them all, and the bad news is you might have to do every single folder and subfolder, one at a time, to get them all.
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Quote from RockySosua View Post :
Which OS are you using?
I may have a hard drive lying around here that is locked down like yours and if you're using Win 7, I should be able to show you how to get at them with screenshots of all the steps.
The good news is that you can definitely access them all, and the bad news is you might have to do every single folder and subfolder, one at a time, to get them all.
Windows 7. I followed this amazing guy's advice right here. works perfect. I had googled the solution and was very close but the problem was not checking the "replace permissions on child/subcontainer" folder.


Quote from dude2000 View Post :
1. On the top / root folder :
Select the security tab and click on Advanced button.
In the popup click on the third tab : Owner
Select your ID, check "replace permissions on child/subcontainer"
Press OKl.

thank you friend you are repped and most of all, appreciated

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Basically what he said although it may slightly differ depending on the OS you are currently using...

This is known as taking ownership of files/folders.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 - Windows XP
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-u...53659.aspx - Windows 7
repped as well. especially since Cloud is a bada$$. however I would say that my favorite final fantasy ever is final fantasy 6 (my favorite game ever to be honest) with 7 a close second Smilie
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