Urgent help with SATA Hard Drive!


I need help please, my old laptod died (along with 400 pages of my book which I had no back-up) and when I took it to a computer store they aid I could recover my files if they removed the hard drived and put it in case and so on.

Today I got this case with a USB cable that has one 'head' in one side and two in the other, I plugged both the ' heads' of the same side on my new laptod.

And lo, and behold it seems that my folders are there under something called Windows.old therein lies a folder my user name, the problem is that when I click it says that I have no permission and that if I want to have it to click Ok.

So I click it, the green bar above the window starts to load but doesn't move when its about to finish, its not opening anything and the window is generally freezing and I have to close it.

Please, PLEASE! I beg of any of you learned gentlements to help me with this problem, I am doomed? Or is there something I am overloooking.

Thanks a lot in advance!
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  1. Make sure you are logged on as administrator.
  2. I am >.<
  3. What's the old operating system and the newer one ?
  4. Win 7

    Edit: Managed to do it, dunno how it just...happened.
    Now I want to deleate the rest of the stuff to use it a a sotrage device but... it wont let me deleate anything, claiming i need permision...which I have.
  5. Best answer
    Had that happen to me but was lucky extra drive and format worked. Here is something that might work
  6. Worked all fine in the end.
  7. Best answer selected by Zigurat.
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