No access to backed up hard drive



Timslostdata
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
I had trouble with software on my old hard drive. I made a complete copy on
a new hard drive. Then I formated my original drive and put a fresh copy of
Windows XP from my recovery section. I thought I could just copy my old
pictures, data and music. When I try to copy them I cannot. I get a message
like "Access is denied you are not autorized to view this data). Somehow I
have lost my administration rights to my old hard drive. The data is there,
right file names and size. I just can't open anything. I did change my
computers name when I put the new stuff on it. I am not totally sure what
the old name was but I might be able to figure it out. Would this be stored
on the old drive. Help!

Richard L Gabriel
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 15:01:02 -0700, Timslostdata
<Timslostdata@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I had trouble with software on my old hard drive. I made a complete copy on
>a new hard drive. Then I formated my original drive and put a fresh copy of
>Windows XP from my recovery section. I thought I could just copy my old
>pictures, data and music. When I try to copy them I cannot. I get a message
>like "Access is denied you are not autorized to view this data). Somehow I
>have lost my administration rights to my old hard drive. The data is there,
>right file names and size. I just can't open anything. I did change my
>computers name when I put the new stuff on it. I am not totally sure what
>the old name was but I might be able to figure it out. Would this be stored
>on the old drive. Help!

Check out the "Ownership" issue. See Q308421 from MS. See my reply
to OP below for more details. Good luck! I am still working on this
myself.

Byte
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=810881
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"Richard L Gabriel" wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 15:01:02 -0700, Timslostdata
> <Timslostdata@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I had trouble with software on my old hard drive. I made a complete copy on
> >a new hard drive. Then I formated my original drive and put a fresh copy of
> >Windows XP from my recovery section. I thought I could just copy my old
> >pictures, data and music. When I try to copy them I cannot. I get a message
> >like "Access is denied you are not autorized to view this data). Somehow I
> >have lost my administration rights to my old hard drive. The data is there,
> >right file names and size. I just can't open anything. I did change my
> >computers name when I put the new stuff on it. I am not totally sure what
> >the old name was but I might be able to figure it out. Would this be stored
> >on the old drive. Help!
>
> Check out the "Ownership" issue. See Q308421 from MS. See my reply
> to OP below for more details. Good luck! I am still working on this
> myself.
>


No access to backed up hard drive