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I have a VMware image of a Windows machine. I can map the drive. However, when I do map it, I don't have permission to read everything on it. (Host OS is Win 7 - I'm running as an Admin with LUA).

How can I map it so I have full read access? That is, map it (read only) so that my Windows gives me full permission to read everything.

Alternatively: Is there a command I can run that will copy and paste the contents, but change the owner to myself? Or a similar solution?

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Domain admin user on both the virtual PC and the physical PC should fix this. The problem, i think, is that you physical box user doesn't get recognized as a priv user inside the mapped filesystem.

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Right. But this shouldn't be necessary - I should be able to tell VMware to map the drive under my own user account. –  SRobertJames Nov 19 '10 at 16:58
    
it isn't about the mapping, it's about partition flags...do you want to rewrite the partition? i'll look into it if that's the case, otherwise best of luck –  hbdgaf Nov 19 '10 at 17:56

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