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HDD data swap??

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I just installed the HDD from my second PC into my main PC as a slave and made the one already installed the master HDD. What I thought I could do was just swap data from the slave that I wanted to the master and vise versa and then just use the slave as storage. Well, it's not that easy. I can access some of the files except administrator and owner which is me. What gives? What is the best and quickest way to put files from the slave to the master HDD? I've read that I can hook up the 2nd drive to another cable (DVD ROM) and do the swap this way. Any truth to this? Need advice. Also how should I set my disks up for the best performance?
post #2 of 9
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Please......help.
post #3 of 9
in other words most of the file for the main user(admin) on ur old hdd(slave) are locked???

I had somthing very similar happen to me. I dont remeber exactly waht i did but i basically reinstalled the HDD back into the old rig, booted up, unlocked the files, shut down, Removed HDD, rinsed and repeated, lol, but yeah...
post #4 of 9
sry to dbl post but...

i think waht u do is right click on those folders(my docs forinstance) and select properties then sharing then uncheck "make folders private". I think thats waht i had to do...
post #5 of 9
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...hea, I was wondering if I could do this, started to but decided to wait to see what advice I would get first. At least I was on the right track. Thanks, I'll post back if this works or not.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
well, no luck. Says access is denied. Looks like I'll have to try something else.

Thinking , can I change my boot order in BIOS and possibly boot from my

slave? I have XP OS on this drive. Couldn't I then just make the changes and

then be able to swap data? That is if I can boot from the slave disk.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by dmhnc View Post
well, no luck. Says access is denied. Looks like I'll have to try something else.

Thinking , can I change my boot order in BIOS and possibly boot from my

slave? I have XP OS on this drive. Couldn't I then just make the changes and

then be able to swap data? That is if I can boot from the slave disk.
The HDD says acess denied, or just the folders ur trying to acess?

and to answer ur boot order Q... its a bit complex, but not too bad, lol...

1. unless the hardware in the previous PC was almost identicle windows wont load. has to do w/ the drivers used. win 9x/me used to auto pick up the new system hardware so u lcould just move HDD from PC to PC. XP is set in its ways(for lack of a better phrase). I heard that if you unistall as many drivers as u can b4 moving a XP partitiod HDD to a new PC it will pick up the new hardware, nvr tried it though.

2. IDK if many bioses allow for booting off of slave drives... if not u can swap the jumpers on 'em. cable position hasnt made a difference in my experience.


if the chipsets were the same in both the old and newer sys windows might boot but stability is not gaureenteed. I had a VIA chipseted S370 mobo taht didnt have a AGP slot taht i bough off newe egg cuz the one w/ AGP they hadnt carried in a while. Well they get the AGP one back, i rma return my pci-only VIA NB for the VIA NB version w. AGP. the chipsets were diff but the make was the same and were similar generations. XP on the HDD i had originally used worked however it was not completely stable. The drivers must have been similar...

forgive any typos, i didnt fully proofread it...


on a side note/Q: What and where is the PC the old HDD came out of, just curious...
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
well, I can access the drive just not administrator files. I did try to boot from the

drive but you are right, windows will not load . I guess I can install the drive

back in the original PC and then make files accessible, right? Oh, thanks for

taking the time to help me. Reps to you.
post #9 of 9
thx, and np... or is it the other way around, lol.


peace...
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