I've tried every single solution out there and nothing works. Here's the deal; I had WIndows XP. I backed up some stuff to an a drive. I installed Windows 7. Now I'm trying to access the files I backed up and I get access denied errors.
Things I've done that haven't worked:
- Changed ownership to my main user account
- Ran cacls over the offending folder
- Ran explorer as admin to access files
- Gave full (recursive) permissions to just about every network entity north of the equator
I did see the "old" NTFS account S1-34534-3453(and so forth) and replaced myself as owner/admin/omnipotent being.
Nothing has worked thus far. Any help is appreciated.
As an aside, could a dual boot with linux access the files?