Copying files from old laptop HDD to new Vista laptop...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Almeida-meister, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Hello folks,

    A few weeks ago my XP laptop died. So I went out and bought a vista
    laptop and an enclosure for my old hard disk drive so I could salvage
    my photos, music etc etc.

    So, the old HDD works perfectly except I don't have the permissions
    for any of my old documents...

    I've tried changing the permissions but it means I have to do it for
    every single file... even then I still can't open my old pictures.

    Is there a way I can change every file in a directory in one swoop.
    There is an option to do that but it doesn't appear to work very well.

    Any ideas?

    Many thanks,
    Almeida-meister, Mar 17, 2007
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  2. Almeida-meister

    philo Guest

    When you go to take ownership of the folder the data is in...
    you should have the ability to take ownership of all the files within that
    philo, Mar 17, 2007
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  3. You'd think so... there is that tick box that says something along the
    lines of 'Apply to all objects within folder'. But that still doesn't
    work. I still get an 'access denied' type message when I try to open
    my old photos.
    Almeida-meister, Mar 17, 2007
  4. Actually, I just found out a way to open it by changing some of the
    advanced options... however... I still have to do this per file rather
    than in a batch. Is there any way I can do it in a batch? Otherwise
    this is going to take a long, long, long time.
    Almeida-meister, Mar 17, 2007

    I had to set it so that all it so that all the sub folders had
    inherited rights. Then go to the advanced options and make sure that
    all folders inherited rights from the parent and visa versa...
    Almeida-meister, Mar 17, 2007
  6. Almeida-meister

    philo Guest

    Thanks for posting back with the solution...
    I knew you'd do it!
    philo, Mar 17, 2007
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