Windows 10: can't access files moved from Windows XP system HDD that died

Discus and support can't access files moved from Windows XP system HDD that died in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently lost a Dell Windows XP 64bit laptop to a dead motherboard; however, my hard drive was fine and the computer was 8 years old, so rather than... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by AdgeTimick, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. can't access files moved from Windows XP system HDD that died


    I recently lost a Dell Windows XP 64bit laptop to a dead motherboard; however, my hard drive was fine and the computer was 8 years old, so rather than replacing a laptop motherboard (and possibly other components), I upgraded to an HP Spectre X360 15 laptop with Windows 10 Pro. My problem arose when I tried moving files from my old hard drive to my new computer, and I noticed upon loading up my old iTunes Library that certain songs weren't playing. Went to the File Explorer and saw that there was no detailed information (Artist, Title, Year, etc. - see screenshot below) for these files despite that information existing on the old hard drive. I'm thinking I need to take ownership of some directories and allow full access permissions, but I don't know that this is the definite solution to my problem, so I came here first looking for some guidance. If someone could help me figure this out, I would greatly appreciate it.


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    AdgeTimick, Aug 29, 2019
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    exodusprime1337, Aug 29, 2019
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  3. Need some help with moving HDD

    Sorry for my ignorance, I'm not really knowledgeable with this.

    I'm trying to hook up my old harddrive (from my old AGP) onto my new computer.

    The reason for this is because there are files that I need from that harddrive.

    Would someone care to explain how can I do this step by step, would be appreciated.

    There is still Windows XP os installed on that hdd and what not, would that be a problem?

    Thanks *Toast :toast:
     
    4eVaCrazIe, Aug 29, 2019
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  4. Chasbob Win User

    can't access files moved from Windows XP system HDD that died

    Access to files on external HDD

    I recently bought a new Windows 10 computer. I already have an external HDD with my photos on. To migrate my other data (e.g. Office docs etc) from the C: drive on my old XP computer I copied the relevant folders to the external HDD. I intend to copy this
    data to an internal HDD on my new computer, but before doing so I am deleting files that I no longer require. I am signed in with an administrator account on my new computer, but every time I try to delete or move a file or folder on the external HDD, a dialog
    box pops up asking for administrator permission. Clicking 'Yes' enables me to delete or move the file/folder, but this is clearly laborious. Inspecting the properties of files/folders on the external HDD, I see that every file and folder has a blue/yellow
    shield against Rename and Delete.

    Is there a way that that I can simply update the permissions on all files/folders on the external HDD to give full access to my administrator account, so that I can move/delete files without needing to give permission every time.

    Note - At the end of the day I want to move the Office docs etc to an internal HDD on my new computer but leave the photos on the external HDD. But I want my administrator account to have full access to both types of file.
     
    Chasbob, Aug 29, 2019
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