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Accessing Windows 7 User folders on Windows 8 PC

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Accessing Windows 7 User folders on Windows 8 PC


    Hi!
    I just got a new laptop that had a second Hard drive bay, so to speed up copying all my information from my old laptop (which had Windows 7) I just took the HD out of the old and put it in the new.

    Everything seems to work fine unless I try to access the files stored in the /users directory (which is where almost all of my work files were). When I double click the file for my username on my old computer, it tells me I do not have permission to view this folder.

    Under that is a button that says Click here to permanently gain access to this folder (with an admin icon).

    So... I click there. Then as it begins to open the folder, the green bar flies up and stops at about 95% and just sits there.

    I had about 40GB of data in subfolders to this, is that how long it takes to change all their permissions? Or do I have to put the HD back in the old laptop and copy it another way?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Goodbrew, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You have the thread marked as solved. Were you able to get it sorted?
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Yeah. It eventually went through after I walked away and came back about an hour and a half later. I thought perhaps part of the HD was corrupted, but it turns out it was just being slow.
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    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok. Good. Thank you for posting back.
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