Cannot extract documents + other files from external SSD Solved

  1.    #1

    Cannot extract documents + other files from external SSD

    Good evening,

    I have inserted the SSD from my Asus UX430UA to a drive caddy, which I connected to an older Samsung laptop. The Asus motherboard crashed recently, hence the necessity to tranfer the files from my Asus to the Samsung, until the Asus is repaired. Both laptops run under Windows 10. I would like to extract confidentials documents (word, excel, and PowerPoint, mostly), and my photos, to transfer them on this laptop and on the usual The Cie SSD I use for backups, before I send the Asus off for repairs.

    However, I only see those main folders on the SSD :

    Program Files (x86)

    I looked everywhere in secondary folders, and can't find the documents, or photos. I know they are there, of course, but how can I procede to get them, please? Sorry if this looks like a silly question...

    Thx in advance for your reply,

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 7,012
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)

    Did you take Ownership of the folders on that drive under Security and Advanced Security when you right clicked on the drive in “This PC” or Drive Mgmt in Administrative Tools?

    Take ownership of files and get full access in Windows 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 2,297
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    Your own files should be within the Users folder you have shown in your list. You should see your username folder in that and within the username folder you should see folders for Documents, Pictures, Music, ...

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    Hello Denis and bro67,

    Thank you for your replies, most helpful, which helped me solve the problem! I do appreciate it a lot!

    Best regards,

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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