I pulled everything out of my old computer because of problems. I am trying to get some of the files off my HDD with another computer running the HDD as slave. I can't get into the folder, it says "access denied" each time because it was a password protected user on that machine. Anyone know of a fix or way around this so I can salvage my docs?
You need to take ownership of the drive. Disable Simple File Sharing.
To display the Security tab
Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
On the View tab, under Advanced settings, clear Use simple file sharing [Recommended].
Now you will have a Security tab on the drive. Right click the drive and select Properties. Go to the Security tab and press the Advanced button.
Switch to the Owner tab and make yourself the owner. Make sure you check the box in the lower left to Replace the owner on subcontainers and objects. After that is finished you will be able to access everything on the drive.