So I took the hard-drive from my dead laptop and plugged it into my desktop, and the drive shows up but no other info is available; the occupied space/capacity are unavailable, and of course, Access Denied pops up when I try to open it.
I tried a few softwares after doing some research: StellarDataRecovery, EaseUSPartitionMaster, and TakeOwnershipPro.
The first two could not find any recoverable information, and TakeOwnershipPro was able to see the folder names in the drive, but could not let me take ownership of the folders.
I tried to change the permissions on the drive, but the following is confusing The properties
It is saying the administrator has full control but yet I also need read permission to view the properties.