Why am I being denied access to files on my old hard drive?

by on November 25, 2010

Q: My old hard drive is starting to die. I have purchased a new one and installed it as a master and the old one as a slave. I am starting to transfer files from the old to the new but find that I’m “denied access” to many files that contain things like my Outlook .pst file etc. Is there a way to work around this problem?


One Response to “Why am I being denied access to files on my old hard drive?”
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    You’ll need to take ownership of the files.

    See this page for guides:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech

    You also might need to disable simple file sharing first before those steps will work for you. You can read how to do that here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874/