A friend of mine asked me to take a look at her Compaq desktop, and it seems the power supply has basically kicked the bucket.
I offered to rescue files from her hard drive, so I plugged it into my SATA to USB adapter so I could save files/pictures she wanted to keep.
The device was recognized without a problem, and I went into the properties to take ownership of the drive, etc.
For many of the files, I can access them without a problem; however, when I try to access "documents and settings", I get the error that "H:\ Document and Settings refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be a hard drive on this computer, or ...."
I'm assuming this is due to a path error since the hard drive is now connected basically as a USB device with the assigned drive letter "H:" but I don't know what next steps to take so I can make sure to explore all locations where there may be files to rescue.
Can't you change the drive label to match the original path from Disk Management?
i.e. assign the letter D: to your now slaved HDD to get temporary access. I'm really not sure this will work but i saw you had no replies so thought i'd write one... good luck champ!