cannot access my documents on 2nd drive
Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:02 AM
Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:20 AM
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:20 AM
With attempting to boot the old drive on your new computer: You are getting a BSOD but the OS is set to automatically restart on system failure (Control Panel/ System/Advanced/Startup and Recovery settings.
What's the exact error you're getting when attempting to access the files? Can you view the folder but not copy the files or does it give an error when attempting to access the folder period? Did you happen to have the folder compressed/encrypted (Sorry, just trying to throw out some ideas).
Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:26 AM
E:\Documents and Settings\squee\my documents is not accessible.
Access is denied.
the folder wasn't encrypted or anything. it was just the my documents folder for the only account that was set up on that drive.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 12:45 AM
i don't think that there is a physical problem with the hard drive that hitting freezing or dropping it will fix. (that is what it says to do in that Member tips for reviving a failed hard drive file) the reason i don't think there is a problem like that is because before my old computer broke i took the drive out and tried to put it in the new computer which resulted in the failed boot attempt described in above posts. so i took it out of the new computer and returned it to the old one and it would boot up fine. and i am sure it would boot fine in that computer if it was still working.
Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:42 AM
If you go to Control Panel/System/Advanced and click on the button under Startup and Recovery you can remove the check in the checkbox for Automatically Restart under the System Failure group box.
Even though this will stop the computer from rebooting you still have some inherent problem that's causing the BSOD. Could be device drivers trying to load on your new system for devices that don't exist (I may be wrong on this) but maybe the error will help you find out what's up with your system.
Sounds like there is a permissions issue with your My Documents folder. Can you make right click and bring up properties on the folder?
Is your disk formatted in FAT/FAT32? You could go to Bootdisk.com and create a floppy to boot up on and access your My Documents folder from this manner.
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Posted 30 April 2004 - 06:37 PM
You can always navigate to the real location of 'My Documents' without going via the icon, for example in Windows Explorer. If you look through the disk with Explorer, you should be able to locate it under [DRIVE LETTER:]\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME].
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 07:53 AM
Keep the new HDD as master, and the old one as slave. Right-click the old one in Windows Explorer to bring up Sharing & Security (or go there from Proporties). Click the Security tab. Click the Advanced button.
Go the the Owner tab, select your current user profile, and check the "Replace owner on..." box below.
This is all you should have to do, but before clicking OK I would ALSO go to the Permissions tab, clear out whatever is there and add "SYSTEM", "Administrators", and "[your current profile]", giving them all full permissions. Then check the "Replace permission entries..." box below, and click OK.
It will take a few minutes to change the permissions and ownership on EVERY file on the drive, so you may want to just do this whole thing on Documents and Settings.
Also, when it gets to some subfolders that it cannot access it will ask you if you want to give yourself full permissions... click "Yes", of course. Just know that it will ask that, so don't start the process and walk off or you might have to wait a while after you get back and have to click "Yes".
NOTE: if you have Windows XP Home, instead of Pro, reboot in safe mode to get the Sharing and Security tab.
Posted 18 September 2004 - 06:17 AM
Thanks to Ross's advice the problem is now resolved.
The only issue I came across when following Ross's instructions was that when going into the properties of the hard-drive and then after clicking on "Sharing and Security", the only tabs available were General, Tools, Hardware, Sharing, and Quota. But no Security tab!!
So in order to make the Security tab visible, I did the following steps (which is extracted from Windows Help):
Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options.
On the View tab, under Advanced settings, clear Use simple file sharing [Recommended].
Now follow Ross's instructions and you should be fine.
Posted 25 September 2004 - 01:00 PM
ive had a similar problem to this on my laptop. i got the blue screen of death etc but rather than using a new HD i tried to reinstall windows on my current HD. Instead of overwriting the defective windows it installed it alongside the old version so i now get a choice of which to use when booting. Ive tried doing whats been suggested but i cant find the advanced tag in sharing and security and in doing the view folders stuff i cant find the advanced button there. Any suggestions?
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