cannot open user folder from my previous ssd


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    cannot open user folder from my previous ssd


    Hi !

    I bought a new computer and an adapter from SSD to USB so I can transfer the files from the ssd of my previous computer to my new one.

    I can access to everything on this old ssd except the most important, the user folder. Where 90% of my data is.

    I do not get an error message, it just doesn't do anything when I try to open it.

    I tried to change ownership from properties > security > advanced, then used the feature " “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” "

    Nothing... I tried to analyze the folder with malwarebyte, and apparently malwarebytes can see the files inside(It tells all files names it analyzes).

    I don't know what to do since I get 0 error messages :/

    Thank you for help !
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  2. Posts : 17,431
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    You can try using Macrium Refelct Free to create an image of the old C: drive partition on the SSD, saving the image file to your new computer:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    Once the image is saved, then you can mount it with Macrium Reflect Free and there will be checkbox that says something like allow access to protected files and folders. Make sure that checkbox is checked. Then you can copy your files out of the mounted image file.

    Also, you user account on the new computer is an Administrator, correct?
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  3. Posts : 7,033
    windows 10
       #3

    If its from another user it will be permission problem as you will have no right to it as its owned by another sid it may get permission from high up the folders
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  4. Posts : 17,431
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Samuria said:
    If its from another user it will be permission problem as you will have no right to it as its owned by another sid it may get permission from high up the folders
    Usually, though, if you are an administrator, when you click on the other user's folder it asks you if you want permission to access it.
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  5. Posts : 13,961
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #5

    You could also try this: Add “Take Ownership” To Right-Click Menu In Windows 10

    That usually does a better job than doing it manually.
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