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    Help recover files from my old HDD please

    I have a Toshiba SATA HDD that I removed from my failed Toshiba laptop that was password protected and running Windows 7
    This drive has 5 years of my life that I wish to access.

    I purchased a USB adapter but when I open to look at folders I cant locate my pictures or documents

    I know the password but there is no option to apply.
    I tried to change security settings for access was a no go
    Spent a while searching the web to no avail.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Ando

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    You need to goto properties, security, advanced security and then take ownership of the files.

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    so is there anything in e:/users/yourusername/ at all ? as this is where your documents and pics will be is you used windows default save paths.

    if you can't see anything, try enabling the 'show hidden files' option - do a properties check of the folder and make sure 'hidden' is not box checked.

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    Use a Linux live CD. Iíve had success with them reading NTFS partitions and copying the files.


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    As stated above, you'll need to take ownership of the files and folders to be able to access them in windows. If it doesn't work via Windows Security tab for some reason then try this handy little program "Take Ownership Pro" : https://www.top-password.com/take-ownership-pro.html

    I have had success with it in the past if windows has had issues.

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    My in-laws contacted me with same issue.

    Which USB adapter did you buy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkOZLAD View Post
    My in-laws contacted me with same issue.

    Which USB adapter did you buy?


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    Cheapie off epay

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-3-0-...8AAOSwI01cT8jT

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuzza View Post
    As stated above, you'll need to take ownership of the files and folders to be able to access them in windows. If it doesn't work via Windows Security tab for some reason then try this handy little program "Take Ownership Pro" : https://www.top-password.com/take-ownership-pro.html

    I have had success with it in the past if windows has had issues.
    Trying this now, Thanks
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    Thanks.


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    Hooked it up today and it works a treat.


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    ...and then I sent the drive and cable back to its owners and when it got there the drive partition was corrupt!

    Maybe I didnít safely remove or something, I donít know

    Probably a good tip is if you get the drive up and running with these cables, immediately copy the files you want off the drive.


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