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I have an old laptop HDD that ran Vista that I need to get some pictures and movies off of. I've attached it via SATA cable to my new Win 7 (64 bit) machine and it mounts fine, except I can't see the main user profile in the D:\Users directory. I've changed ownership and permissions for the D: drive to my C:\ Username but still no luck. I read something about it being caused by the UAC being active on the Vista machine. Is this true? Is there a way to disable this and gain access to the main profile without putting it back into the old laptop (it's fried and won't boot)?

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That doesn't sound like it'd be UAC. Have you tried getting to it by typing that location directly into the address bar? If so, what does it say?

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It states that the directory cannot be found. But I know it's there because I can see it process through the desired files when I try and take ownership or change the permissions. –  chaoskreator Jul 6 '12 at 2:34

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