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hey, i have a friend who's mobo died. so he's getting a new computer since the one that broke is about 5 years old.

well now he has a lot of files in my documents and c.

so when connecting his old harddrive to his new comptuer, and trying to recover files, it says access denied-> im guessing this is because when he setup his account he made files private.

SO the question is how can we recover these files when access is denied?
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post #2 of 10
download windows ultimate boot cd, that should have file recovery that gets around that protection. unless he put a password on the files or folders themselves
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post #3 of 10
UBCD is a good bet, like stanrc said.

one way i go ahold of files on a HD was boot with Knoppix and use the built-in DVD burning software to access and copy the files.
if he used a third-party securing program then you'll need to use that program as well to see the data.
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post #4 of 10
Are you booting the hd as the secondary or main. And their is a way an admin can take control of someone else's private files. I will look for a guide on that.

Edit:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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post #5 of 10
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is windows ultimate boot cd free to download legally?
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post #6 of 10
yes it is. also any live cd of linux should be able to view the files you need as well. if you know any linux
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post #7 of 10
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lol. i dont' know anything about linux.

but i do have a knoppix live cd, i've used twice.

okay when i use windows ultimate boot cd, do i connect the harddrive that has the files to be recovered as primary? or secondary?
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post #8 of 10
just let it be connected as master, it really doesn't matter. just put the cd in and boot from it, then open up the drive and grab the files you need. i assume you have an external drive to copy everything to? if so make sure it is plugged in before you boot up.
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sweet, Thanks.

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weeee =]
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