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How can I get read access to *all* files on my harddisk? [duplicate]

Recently I had a full harddisk and needed to delete some files. I used WinDirStat to see where the big files are. Afterwards I remembered that I had a 5GB Microsoft SQL Server database backup ...
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Recovering data from a dead computer - Access Denied [duplicate]

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 ...
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Access rights of files from an old laptop's HDD [duplicate]

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 ...
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Remove write protection from files on a different partition [duplicate]

Background: I have an installation of Windows 10 on my C: drive, that up until Friday was working perfectly. Then, suddenly I get blue screens (Registry error) whenever trying to boot. I have tried ...
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WinDirStat shows 244GB unknown space on external drive

I recently noticed that one of my external hard drive seems to be missing a lot of space. It was recommended that I try WinDirStat, as it could help identify how much space each file was taking up. ...
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What's up with the gms.log file in my windows box?

I have a brand new laptop.....well, 3 months or so. a 1TB SSD and a 1TB HDD. It is a Lenovo ThinkPad Workstation Laptop P50 with Xeon processor, 64GB DDR4, a 1TB SSD and a 1TB HDD, Discrete Graphics ...
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Understanding how to use Icals & Takeown to make changes and reset in Windows 10

Take ownership of a windows folder and its contents Make Changes Return ownership to original Understand the process Use Icacls and takedown in a windows 10 environment Before using ...
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How to copy files off NTFS disk without getting Access Denied

I've upgraded to a new PC (Windows 10) and would like to make a complete backup of all files off my old PC's hard drive (also Windows 10) . I have plugged the old HD into the new PC, so it is not ...
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Understanding 'Access Denied' so that permissions can be reverted - icacls and takeown

Before taking ownership of files and folders I would like to understand how to view the current permissions so that they may be reverted. I am reciving an 'Access Denied' message to view or save ...
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Cannot Give Myself Admin Access to folder in Local AppData on Win10

I have a collection of files in my Local AppData folder from an install that failed. It seems I need to delete them manually, but I am unable to do so. I am an Admin on the PC and am logged in as such....
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In Windows 10 can ProgramData/…/SystemData Folder be emptied of contents without consequence?

Would like to know if I can safely delete the contents of the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData folder, all folders and files there in. It seems that these folders may be auto generated, ...
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Cant access folders and their contents “Access denied” on Windows 10

I recently bought a new Win10 pc. Then I tried to access the folders I had saved in an external hard drive, which I used to use with Windows 7. To begin with I wasn't able to access specific folders- ...
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Can't delete old winsxs on another drive

I reinstalled Windows and my old OS drive is now the G drive, unused. I want to free up space, so I tried deleting G:\Windows\winsxs and it gave me a permission error. How can I delete this? I am an ...
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Windows 10 Home - cannot access admin only drive as administrator

I upgraded my Windows 7 HOME to Windows 10. I had some user accounts, one an administrator, the other a standard user. I had edited the security so that some drive and folders had no read permission ...
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After updating to Windows 10 not able to access E drive

I have updated my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10 but now my E drive is not accessible. If I try to open it, I am getting "access denied" error message. I tried to give read permission to the drive by ...

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