file access help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by 2frustrated, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. 2frustrated

    2frustrated Guest

    Hi guys

    My laptop harddrive fails to load up vista and there are some ver
    important items of coursework on my desktop that I stupidly forgot t
    back up

    So I remove my laptop harddrive and plug it into my desktop as
    secondary harddrive and lo and behold I can access my music and picture
    etc. However, the important files that I need are still on the desktop
    I can get into the users folder on the laptop drive however whenever
    try to access my username to get to my desktop I get the following erro
    "you don't currently have permission to access this folder". Now I kno
    my password for my user profile on my laptop and I assume this is th
    reason I am being denied access as I need to unlock it however there i
    no option to put a password in

    It then tells me to click continue to get access to this folder howeve
    nothing happens. I have tried to alter security permissions as pe
    another thread I've been reading and have also tried to follow the step
    detailed in the following thread
    however all to no avail (although I may not be following the step

    I am pretty sure the laptop harddrive is on the way out as it freeze
    on CHKDSK and the fact vista wont load - so would like to recover thes
    files before it completely bites the dust

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you need more info, please le
    me know

    Thank yo
    2frustrated, Dec 7, 2009
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