Windows Thread, cannot access files on a vista hard drive in a xp machine in Technical; I have a vista hard drive from a machine that will not boot. Having attached the hdd to a xp ...
22nd June 2010, 03:09 PM #1
cannot access files on a vista hard drive in a xp machine
I have a vista hard drive from a machine that will not boot. Having attached the hdd to a xp machine i cannot access the data on it. I get the "access is denied" message. I thought i could reset the ACLs by taking ownership. However the security tab is missing. Any ideas?
22nd June 2010, 08:10 PM #2
Can you try booting your XP machine into a live Linux CD, such as Ubuntu? I've managed to recover data in this way and copy it to an external HD.
23rd June 2010, 02:58 PM #3
Have you checked to see if you have "Simple File Sharing" enabled on the XP Machine?
Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View and it's down near the bottom. If it's ticked, untick it and then you should have access to the Security tab.
28th June 2010, 01:31 PM #4
Thanks but simple file sharing is unticked!
Originally Posted by ajs
28th June 2010, 02:11 PM #5
28th June 2010, 03:08 PM #6
The tip in there about needing to reboot into Safe Mode to get the Security tab in XP Home is worth remembering!
Originally Posted by FN-GM
(learn something new everyday)
28th June 2010, 04:34 PM #7
As the security tab is missing i am unable to change ownership. (The machine i am working on is a xp pro machine)
29th June 2010, 11:50 AM #8
Have you looked at using cacls to force a permissions change?
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