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I'm trying to backup a friends files from his hard drive because it won't boot into his own system, but when I go to his documents it reads the folder as having 0 bytes in it and it tells me that access is denied. Is there any way around that so that I can get in and get the music files out if they still exist?
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i know you can do it on a vista machine, but i have never tried to do it in XP...
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I'm trying to backup a friends files from his hard drive because it won't boot into his own system, but when I go to his documents it reads the folder as having 0 bytes in it and it tells me that access is denied. Is there any way around that so that I can get in and get the music files out if they still exist?
Found it!

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;308421
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Slap the HDD into a external drive case
    
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How are you attempting to access his files? Were you trying to back them up using a backup utility or were you just trying to copy the files directly. If you don't have an external case to put it in, can you just put the drive in your pc as a slave drive and copy them directly to your master drive? Is he using an NTFS drive as well or is it FAT32?
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