I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed SingedDrive into an external case and hooked it to the Windows 8 laptop via USB. SingedDrive mounts fine and shows up on the Win8 Laptop as the D: drive.
I've set up and am running on the Win 8 Laptop as the "hidden administrator" (net user administrator /active:yes, which completed successfully.)
However, when I attempt to copy contents of SingedDrive's Documents and Settings > My Friend >Documents to the Win 8 Laptop, I get "Folder Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action - You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this folder."
I had administrator access on the old laptop as well, but all that's left of it is SingedDrive. How do I get the contents of SingdedDrive onto the Windows 8 laptop?