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My old laptop died because of battery issues earlier in the year, and I've managed to get the HDD out before trashing it.

I've bought a new laptop and a USB/SATA plug, and I can access and see the old file tree of my old C: drive (now H:)

I'm trying to recover my personal files from C:\Users\$Username. Unfortunately, I do not have the autorisations, and if I remember my old password I can't remember the name of the laptop (domain controller).

Do you have any way/program which can gain me access rights ?

Thanks you in advance.

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    Other than taking ownership as Administrator? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 22 '18 at 16:39
  • I didn't though of that, thanks ! – ShadowEntun May 22 '18 at 16:43

Thanks to Ignacia Vazquez-Abrams, I've got the answer :

Taking ownership as administrator. Going to the security pannel of the Folder properties, advanced security settings, and changing the owner.

Thank you all.

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