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Cannot change ownership of folder: media is write protected

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October 28, 2009 6:06:30 AM

Hello,

I have a seagate 1 terabyte external hard drive and I made an image of my old hard drive which contained windows XP Professional. I've since migrated to Windows 7 and am now trying to access the data in the my documents folder in the "imaged" drive which is embedded in in the external hard drive. I am trying to access the data in the administrators folder, but cannot: ACCESS DENIED.

I tried to change ownership within windows 7.... Cannot: MEDIA IS WRITE PROTECTED.

How can I access these files? I can access all the other files that are on the "image" which is on the external hard drive. Someone suggested a tool called PC File Inspector Recovery which I am installing now.

Thanks,

Brian
October 28, 2009 6:56:38 AM

PC File inspector didn't work the way I had hoped: it just dumped clusters of information (File/folder fragments) into another storage area.
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October 28, 2009 7:04:50 AM

I might as well mention the imaging software I used to make the image, if that makes a difference...Macrium Reflect
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October 28, 2009 7:26:57 AM

I may be solving my own problem here...

What I think I learned I need to do is to restore the image to a partition, THEN try and take ownership. Perhaps I cannot take ownership of a folder with special permissions whilst still in image form, even though the Reflect software was allowing me to view the embedded information?

I'll try to restore the image and see what happens...
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October 30, 2009 5:32:08 AM

Conversing with myself has been a blast. I restored the partition on another drive, then changed ownership and then accessed my files.

Simple as pie.

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January 7, 2012 6:29:46 AM

Rollahblade said:
Conversing with myself has been a blast. I restored the partition on another drive, then changed ownership and then accessed my files.

Simple as pie.



Hey Rollahblade i wanted to know which software u used to restore your partition???
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January 7, 2012 7:01:29 AM

dilit_72 said:
Hey Rollahblade i wanted to know which software u used to restore your partition???

Hi,

this post is 2+ years old.

Open a new thread on your problem, that is the best way to get helped : )
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January 7, 2012 7:01:44 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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