My laptop harddrive fails to load up vista and there are some very
important items of coursework on my desktop that I stupidly forgot to
So I remove my laptop harddrive and plug it into my desktop as a
secondary harddrive and lo and behold I can access my music and pictures
etc. However, the important files that I need are still on the desktop.
I can get into the users folder on the laptop drive however whenever I
try to access my username to get to my desktop I get the following error
"you don't currently have permission to access this folder". Now I know
my password for my user profile on my laptop and I assume this is the
reason I am being denied access as I need to unlock it however there is
no option to put a password in.
It then tells me to click continue to get access to this folder however
nothing happens. I have tried to alter security permissions as per
another thread I've been reading and have also tried to follow the steps
detailed in the following thread
however all to no avail (although I may not be following the steps
I am pretty sure the laptop harddrive is on the way out as it freezes
on CHKDSK and the fact vista wont load - so would like to recover these
files before it completely bites the dust!
Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you need more info, please let