After building a new computer, I'd like to copy the contents of my old Windows XP box's harddrive to have access to any important data on it that I might not be thinking of right now.
But when I connect the old harddrive to the new Windows 7 box, the NTFS access permissions prevent me from copying its contents. I tried giving ownership and full permissions to my new user account and have this inherited for everything, but that fails with a "permission denied" error. I can take ownership of individual files and directories and assign permissions, but having them inherited does not work, so it's been a painfully slow, repetitive task to even extract a handful of important files.
Isn't there any way to get access to the entire drive at once, given that I have administrator rights on this box? Read-only would be sufficient.