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Second SATA - can't access files


onthelimit1
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Neighbour's Mobo failed on his Vista PC. He has an older XP machine. Added the 'old' HDD in addition to the existing one. PC sees it and shows folders but denies access. Other things (such as CCleaner) open OK.

Where am I going wrong, please?

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onthelimit1

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Thanks FB, but that's the problem. I follow para 1 of the resolution, but when I then click properties, there is no security tab.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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XP Pro

First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed.

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onthelimit1

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Yup, that's what i did, and still no security options. I'll give up until tomorrow!

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onthelimit1

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Yup, that's what i did, and still no security options. I'll give up until tomorrow!

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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  1. your hard drive must be formatted NTFS for this tab to show up.

  2. if you're running XP Pro, you must open Windows Explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing, reboot for the change to take place.

  3. Also read here

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onthelimit1

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Thanks FB - tried all the suggestions to no avail. I'll click as closed as he has accepted the solution is difficult to find, and he has some backups.

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rdave13

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If you've nothing to lose then try Unlocker. Right click the folder and select unlock all. Close unlocker then try to open the folder.

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