I'm currently trying to pickup the data of a HDD which PC is now dead (the M/B). I connected the HDD to my PC using an External IDE->USB Enclosure and can navigate thoughout some of the alien drive folders.
Aside, when I attempt to access some of the folders, like the ones in
Documents and Settings\*, I always get the message that I need to go to the Security Tab.
The problem I'm having is because the ownership of the
Document and Settings subfolders is undefined. Changing the ownership to
MyPC\Administrators suffice to let me continue exploring the folder I just double-clicked. Then, I have to do it for all, and I mean for all the subsequent subfolders.
I would like to get a workaround as per setting the ownership all at once to all of this HDD's folders and subfolders, without being obliged to click
[Continue], when I'm asked to, or going to the Security Tab to change the ownership manually for each single folder.
- Microsoft Windows 7 Professional;
- Was using Windows XP.
- Currently connected through an external IDE/USB hard drive enclosure.
I need to retrieve important business files, since the PC this drive was installed on just died.
Is there a way to allow me to change all of the ownership of this external drive folders and subfolders so that I don't need to change it manually for each and every single folder again?
Please feel free to ask whatever question that may help you help me! I will be more than pleased to give the more accurate answer that I can with my basic knowledge as a system administrator (I'm a software developer).
Thanks for your kind help everyone! =)