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External old hard drive

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    External old hard drive

    sorry if this question been answered but could not see anything when I searched

    My old laptop died so I removed the harddrive and set it up as external for my new lap top with winows 8 os. Mainly to use the pictures, videos stores on the drive.
    Unfortunately due to security I cannot access the files. I have tried using the procedures given for windows 7 on changing drive ownership as best I can but they don't seem to work .

    Can anyone give me a link for the correct procedure or suggestions.



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    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Jacksati.

    I believe you must take ownership. You may want to try this tutorial:

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
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