access NTFS volume from another computer

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  1. fredrossperry

    fredrossperry New Member

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    I put a new hard drive in my ThinkPad T500 and installed Windows 7. I put the old hard drive, which has Vista installed into an external USB box. I can mount the drive, but there are some folders that I can't access. I also cannot seem to give "Everyone" access, or to take ownership. Is there some simple way to override the NTFS security settings?
    Thanks.
     
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    fjgold New Member

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    Have you tried this

    Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek
     
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    running it now. Seems to be working. Swell! Once I've taken ownership, can I grant
    read access to "Everyone", and then read it on *another* W7 computer? Or will I need
    to TakeOwnership on that computer? Thanks.
     
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    fjgold New Member

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    I don't know for sure since I have no other computer to try it on.
    But I suspect it might.
     
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    It appears to work! Thanks for your help.
     

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