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You don't currently have permission to access this folder

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    Windows 8

    You don't currently have permission to access this folder


    My xp laptop had recently crash, but the my hard drive is still intact. I have a windows 8 computer now and I am trying to transfer the memory, but when I try to access the xp hard drive from windows 8 computer, I cannot access it. I get the "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" message. Please help me get access to the hard drive.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello DJCool, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if taking ownership of the XP drive with the Replace owner of subcontainers and objects box checked, then set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full control" of the drive may allow you to have access afterwards.

    (Option Three)
    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

    (Option Two)
    Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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