Heres the scenario:
PC-A, an old PC that runs Windows XP but now refuses to boot due to a failed motherboard (or maybe PSU). This PC has a single 80gb IDE drive.
I also have
PC-B, running Windows Vista, this is working fine.
I want to copy all the data off
PC-As HDD onto
PC-B. To do this I have taken the HDD out of
PC-A and connected it as a slave to
PC-B now boots and sees the additional drive.
However, when I attempt to access/copy user folders (i.e. Documents and Settings/[username]/*) I am told that I cannot access the folders due to user permissions. I am doing this under an adminstrator account on
So the question is, how can I "backup" the data? Preferably without making any changes to the drive contents. The reason for this is that it is possible that
PC-A is failing due to a bad PSU, so I intend to replace it before writing off the machine. However I would feel much happier if I had a backup of the data on the HDD.