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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    OK a mate of mine has bought a new HD for his machine, the problem is that he wants to transfer all his files from his old one to his new one via the master and slave set up. The trouble is hes getting a message saying he cant access these certain folders, id there a way i could do this for him on my machine or will he have to put it on his again and get him self on as the administrator???
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Have any of the files been encrypted by anyone? The default Windows setting is to make the text of the folder Green.

    Are there any other NTFS permissions in place?

    Si
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I assume two things - 1) this is XP, and 2) he is trying to copy his only disk!

    If he is trying to copy all of windows as well as his files then XP will stop you doing this, as many of the files are 'in use' so a copy may not be valid.

    A little more detail of exactly what he is trying to copy, and the eact error message would help to nail the problem.

    Harry.
     
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  4. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    I get and access is denied message on 7 of the folders i think. What i will do as im in uni and not at home at the mo ill write down exactly what the message says and put it on word for word cheers guys
     
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  5. zxspectrum

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    Right folks i went home just to get the message the the HJD is giving me, it is as follows

    access is denied, no matter whic one of the documents i try to select ??
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    Er - documents - or folders?

    Is this XP? If so Home or Pro?

    If you take out the new disk can you then access the docs or folders?

    Harry.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Steve,

    We need more info matey.
    Please specify the Operating system you are referring to, the files (or folders) you are trying to access, what account you are trying to access them from, who the creator is and if NTFS or simple file sharing is enabled.

    Si <gasping for breath :biggrin >
     
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  8. zxspectrum

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    OK folks, the OS is xp and im not sure of the file system in use as im in uni and not at home, i wil post later. Looking at it last night there where 3 files one saying administrator then all users, and then Wes (the bloke in question). Ill click on Wes and try and access his cookies, music and so on but i get, access is denied on all seven folders.

    Is this due to admin rights or shared capabilities??
     
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  9. zxspectrum

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    OK ive just been text its an NTFS set up ,on xp home and that file sharing is enabled????

    What would be the difference betwen Home and Pro by the way
     
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  10. hbroomhall

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    Pro in some circumstances can make the access to files much more controlled, so making copying more difficult.

    When you say 'files' did you mean 'folders' in fact? Because that would match the usual layout in the 'Document and Settings' directory.

    Who are you logging in as when you click these folders? Can Wes access these when logged in as himself?

    Why do you want to copy the Admin and 'All users' folders? (In fact - what are you trying to achieve with this excersise? :biggrin It would be a lot easier just using a copy of Ghost or similar!)

    You *should* be able to access all items in 'Wes' and 'All users' when you are logged in as an administrator, unless Wes has been tampering with the permissions.

    Harry.
     
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  11. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Sorry Harry, some buff info there , hes on xp home, i have a feeling he must of been tampering about with his admin rights etc. Basically when i go into documents and settings i have 3 folders, the last one with his name on it is the one i want to get all the stuff out of. But as i say when i do this i get access is denied.
     
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  12. Boycie
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    Spec,

    Are you accessing this folder from within your friends account?

    If not, he might have enabled the option <make my folders and files private> and this is why you are getting the Access denied message.

    Si
     
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  13. hbroomhall

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    Who are you logged in as when you do this?

    Harry.
     
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  14. zxspectrum

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    Well basically, ive put the HD on my system, and got is as a master/slave set up ?

    What do you mean when you mentioned 'ghost'
     
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  15. hbroomhall

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    You have now confused me completely! *Which* hard disk have you put on your system. The one he was working with previously, or the new one, or both? And which hard disk are you booting with?

    If you are booting with *your* HD, then it is quite normal not to be able to access a random drive added like that. You need, as an administrator, to 'take control' of the folder. *However - doing that can stuff it up if this drive needs to go back to the original machine*.
    All this would be *much* easier if you did this on *his* machine!
    Norton Ghost - a disk copying utility.

    Harry.
     
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  16. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Cheers for that Harry , i know i can be onfusing at times lol.

    Eddie
     
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