old hard drive taken from a windows 98 computer formatted in fat32 and transfered to a new windows xp pro computer can't take ownership of old files because the security tab does not show on the fat32 drive any suggestions?
There is no such thing as "ownership" on a FAT32 file system.
thats right but the xp os won't let me open the files because the old 98 os had a different admin name
and so doesn't recognise the new admin as the owner of the files .what i'm wondering is:- is there any way round this.
Post the exact error you get when you try to open a file off the old drive. Can you copy them to the new drive, or do you get the same error?
I'll try to get the exact wording of the error but may take a couple of days as its my fathers comp.I'll try it again when i'm next there thx.won't let me copy them onto the new drive either ,as i remember it gives the same error about not being the correct admin.(