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Old October 2nd, 2011, 08:11 PM
Bigbadger Bigbadger is offline
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O/S: Windows 7 64-bit
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All new hardware/OS, can't access most old files

I replaced my motherboard, processor, hard drive, RAM, etc.

I installed the new Win 7 Home Premium on my new hard drive and it works fine except for another issue which is on another thread. I also bought and installed Office 2010 (32 bit version) I added my old main hard drive to the motherboard and even though it has OS Win XP on it, I can see all the files and the computer boots properly to Win 7.

Problem is I cannot read any of my old personal Office files or many of my old pictures. It says I do not have permission. I tried to change permission without success. I tried to boot from my old hard drive which worked fine and then used the transfer files app but the new system does not see the transfer files file to bring them over. I ultimately want to just bring over all my old files to the new hard drive and and blow out and use the old sata drive primarily for photo storage.

I'm stumped. Any thoughts or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Miz Miz is offline
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You probably just need to take ownership of the files.

To do that, either follow the instructions on this Microsoft page or download and install a small utility from the link on this page.

Both methods work. Using the utility just makes it easier.
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