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April 12, 2013 5:51:47 AM

Ok, I will have to go way to explain this, bare with me. I had a PC running a SSD Windows 8 32bit, then an a 1tb that was in use before running windows 7 64bit. My IT techie from local shop had offered to upgrade it to 64bit free of charge, windows 8, so I took it in, he was to install it on my 32bit install, but somehow it overwrote my windows 7 install, my memory is a bit fuzzy for the next part but I asked if I could switch the boot drives round in bios and didn't get a reply, so I thought I'll have a look, it seemed pretty simple so I switched the priorities round, it said it changed something on CMOS, so I accepted, since this my hard drive would only show me a blank blue screen, the original SSD worked but I have since reformatted and put my 64bit version on that no problems, but I cannot access my 1tb drive, I'm no techie but this seems really odd, I asked my Techie to help but he said he would have to charge me and I can't afford, in my eyes its all been caused by his mistake in the first place but I've thought better of carrying on until we fall out. I wondered if there is a way I can get my files off the drive or open the permissions, the error message is so plain, "access is denied" I'm guessing this means the hard drive is still working. Any advice and help much appreciated, willing to learn.

Thanks, Pixc
a c 370 * Windows 8
April 12, 2013 6:05:02 AM

Your "IT techie from local shop" is clueless. There is no 'upgrade' from 32bit to 64bit other than a full reinstall. Which is not 'free'.

My suggestion - start over from scratch. Remove all drives but the SSD, install Windows.
And don't let him near your PC again.

"Access denied" is probably due to the particular account. Everything in "My Documents" on the old drive is locked to the original user account. You can, with an admin account, take possession of those items, once Windows is installed properly.

Again, never let him near any of your hardware again.
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April 12, 2013 6:18:11 AM

I figured as much but i should clarify I have now done as you said, copied my data from SSD over to an external then reformatted it and have a working SSD 64bit Windows 8, the 1tb HD has had 64bit Windows 8 on it but for some reason I cannot access it, I have important files on it and would like to get those off there, can I get permissions to the 1tb hard drive?
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a c 370 * Windows 8
April 12, 2013 6:22:09 AM

Does it display in Windows Explorer? If not, check in Disk Management. You may have to assign it a drive letter.
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a b * Windows 8
April 12, 2013 6:26:19 AM

You have to take ownership of the contents of the drive.
To take ownership of a folder or drive, follow these steps:

1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:

You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.
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April 12, 2013 8:04:04 AM

An Error occured while apply security information to:

G:\Boot

Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied.

This was once a 64bit windows 8 drive, the 1tb, thanks ss202sl i think you are getting there, oh ok, its providing the same message for a number of other files aswell
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April 12, 2013 8:06:00 AM

I can now enter the drive however it seems, only two folders are showing: Nvidia and Windows, this is bizzare
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April 12, 2013 8:36:03 AM

those techie are clueless. wow...32 bit to 64.. wow
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April 12, 2013 7:07:17 PM

if i only have windows and nividia folders available has my drive corrupted or are the other files hidden or something?
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April 14, 2013 8:02:50 AM

well you can sign on to windows so cant be only those two files. best thing to do is run some error checks on your hardrive(s)
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April 15, 2013 4:15:25 AM

I think people need a refresher on my drive situation, my 1tb is the secondary drive, it used to be the bootable drive, I am using my SSD 128gb to run windows, the 1tb HDD did run windows 8 before, I have important files but it is only showing two folders and a lot of random files. I have some project files on there, im running windows on the 128gb SSD and trying to access the 1tb HD from there
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April 17, 2013 9:59:26 AM

pixc1987 said:
I think people need a refresher on my drive situation, my 1tb is the secondary drive, it used to be the bootable drive, I am using my SSD 128gb to run windows, the 1tb HDD did run windows 8 before, I have important files but it is only showing two folders and a lot of random files. I have some project files on there, im running windows on the 128gb SSD and trying to access the 1tb HD from there


oo i see. so basically only two files on it, hope you did not format it when you were installing windows on ssd?
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April 19, 2013 8:38:39 AM

ok the two folders are on the 1tb hard drive and i did not format it otherwise why would i have two folders on that drive still?
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