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Remove Permissions from unbootable partiton (with password)

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So I have a friends pc laptop which has vista installed, it got bsod and wont boot (have tried system restore ect.) is their any way i can remove or add permissions to let me view and copy over his music/pictures/documents.

I have the password for the original account.

I should also explain that vista is on one partition and is unbootable and 7 is on the other partition but cant get access to the files.

Thanks for your help.
    
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Here is the best course of action pertaining to the security of the files and such:

1. Open Computer
2. Right click on 'Friends' partition
3. Click 'Properties'
4. Goto the 'Security' tab
If security is not a tab, click cancel.
1. In any explorer window click 'Tools'
2. Click 'Folder Options...'
3. Click the 'View' tab
4. Scroll down in the center window
5. Uncheck 'Use simple file sharing (Recommended)'
6. Goto Main Step 1.
5. Click 'Advanced' (Lower right)
6. Click 'Owner' tab
7. Select YOUR username (Administrator, Etc...)
8. Check 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects'
9. Let it work, click yes or okay anytime something asks a question
10. Enter passworded folders
11. Copy files, format, and reinstall.

Regards,
-chunkII123

Anything else, feel free to ask.
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Thanks very much chunkII123, i tried to change the ownership before but must have made a mistake somewhere, also thanks for that boot-cd ill keep it in mind.

Got the music back and reinstalled windows for him.
    
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Any linux based boot CD will do the trick. They don't care about windows permissions, so you don't have to deal with them. It's your best friend when moving data from one hard drive to another while you have conflicting permissions. Hirens is good too, at least from what i hear. I use linux natively so I just boot into linux whenever I want to kill the windows threat.
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