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  1.    18 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    How to access user files from previous computer's backup


    Hello All,
    Now that I'm on Windows 10 I found I have the need to access user files from an old backup when this machine was Windows 7. The Macrium backup gives me everything I need with the exception of the ability to view/access my prior user files.
    Can someone point me to the necessary steps to do this.
    Advance appreciation sent to all who read and/or reply.
    -
    Apologies if I have posted this in the wrong location and thanks to whoever moves it for me!

    Best,
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    18 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,456
    windows 10

    Old backup if NTFS will be owned by the old account even if the name is the same the sid won't be the same restore the files then take ownership of them
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  3.    18 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Samuria,
    That's the part I'm unsure of: Taking Ownership of. I'm sure it's not difficult, but I don't know the steps.
    Best,
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    18 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 217
    trying to install win10

    When you have browsed and selected image/folder, there should be "enable access to restricted folders" checkbox.
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  5.    18 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Samuria,
    Sounds easy, but here's what I got:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1 Denied.JPG 
Views:	28 
Size:	18.5 KB 
ID:	117615Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2 Security Tab.JPG 
Views:	28 
Size:	30.2 KB 
ID:	117616Click image for larger version. 

Name:	3 Unable display current owner.JPG 
Views:	28 
Size:	28.8 KB 
ID:	117617Click image for larger version. 

Name:	4 Advanced Security settings.JPG 
Views:	1 
Size:	59.0 KB 
ID:	117618

    and I'm not sure how to proceed from here.
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  6.    18 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,153
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    You did not follow @SIW2 advice, put check marks as shown:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2017-01-18_12-10-36.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	119.0 KB 
ID:	117620
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  7.    18 Jan 2017 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks topgundcp,
    I've been mounting the Macrium Image file; your capture isn't familiar to me. But am wondering if I should be opening Macrium to execute backup viewing? And perhaps that's where I can do this.
    Best,
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    18 Jan 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,153
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by jdUnionngarden View Post
    Thanks topgundcp,
    I've been mounting the Macrium Image file; your capture isn't familiar to me. But am wondering if I should be opening Macrium to execute backup viewing? And perhaps that's where I can do this.
    Best,
    Just double click on the backup image (.mrimg extension) , you'd get the screen above.
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  9.    18 Jan 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,403
    Windows 10 Pro

    You can also check the make writeable box. That will allow you to change permissions at the NTFS level and then copy the files out with the new permissions you set.
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  10.    18 Jan 2017 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter

    Great.
    Thanks very much!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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