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Viewing hard drive from another computer - Permissions

  1. #11

    Posts : 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
    You could use a computer running Linux, or use a live Linux disc to boot your bench PC.

    Linux does not care about MS permissions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    Boot the PC using a bootable Linux mint CD and you can copy anything off using the drive that way without any issues with permissions.
    Yes! Actually when I was finishing up the last reply I was thinking about how Testdisk does such a nice job copying files, but I usually only use that when a drive is showing up as RAW or won't mount. And you can run the Win version of it. Might be the best solution as of yet.

    I bought Windows 8 on release date last year, and quickly abandoned it due to this and other issues. Windows 8.1 release has prompted my return. Still trying to hold out and give it a fair chance.

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  2. #12

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by yerOP View Post
    I appreciate the responses.

    I guess Windows 8 handles permissions differently than 7.

    What Im trying to avoid is setting any type of permissions or ownership to the drives in order to view the files. Not only do I not want to alter permissions on the customer's drive, I do not want to risk pushing a dying drive over the edge by doing all that permission changes before I get a chance to just make backups.

    Windows 7 does not require this. I NEVER get prompts to change ownership when opening folders.

    There's no way to emulate that behavior?

    Worst case I'll just keep my bench computer on Win7 to avoid this problem.
    I've bumped my head against this problem a lot, I never had any trouble with Windows 7 either. And it's not all the time I get this problem either, cos I attach drives to my system from other PCs all the time. Usually, I can move files around or copy them off. It's just that every 10th HD I stick in, has this issue. Ive never found a solution for it. If I get the issue, I take it out of my Windows 8 system and stick it into XP or 7.

    The Linux Solutions should work, you have to mount the NTFS drives. I don't know how to do that, but these other guys do.

    Hiren's Boot CD has a Linux OS you can use, I think it's parted magic.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 & W10 Tech Priview

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    The Linux Solutions should work, you have to mount the NTFS drives.
    The few times I have used a live Ubuntu disc I never had to do anything special to access the files in Windows.
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  4. #14

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    The one I have won't read em, I'll have to get that version.
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