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Move hard disk from one pc to another with same file permission

How to move one hard disk to another pc with same previous file permission?

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if u want to move the hard diskk..

make sure the hard disk jumper is set primary...

and plug-in onto primary ide master or ide 1

good luck..

happy trying


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Are you sure the files are going in there? Many times the manufacturers only allocate the size that they need partitioned on that drive. I have seen many cases where that drive is full from factory and people always get that message.

  1. Click Start c01508537.gif and right-click Computer .
  2. Select Properties .
  3. Click System Protection from the left side of the Window.
  4. In the section "Automatic restore points", remove the selection next to the D: drive, and then click OK . If the D: drive was not selected, close this window. Figure 3: System Protection tab with D: drive unselected
  5. Right-click Start Explore All Users .
  6. Before you can remove the backup files and folders, you need to be able to view hidden system files as follows:
    1. From the explorer window press the Alt key on the keyboard to make the menu bar appear in the window.
    2. From the file menu, click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
    3. Select the View tab.
    4. Select Show hidden files and folders , remove the selection from Hide protected operating system files and then click OK .
  7. From the Folder Options window in explorer, double-click Recovery (D:) .
  8. If a Window opens stating "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" opens. Click Continue .
  9. If you previously copied or created any files into Recovery (D:) and you want to keep them, copy them to another drive - such as the C: drive.
  10. Find and delete any files that you previously copied onto the Recovery (D:) drive.
    CAUTION:Do not delete any files that are associated to recovery! Do not delete the items RECOVERY, $RECYCLE.BIN, boot, hp, PC-Doctor, pcdr, or PRELOAD! Doing so can prevent a future system recovery from the hard drive. If you are not sure, do not delete the file.
    Press Shift + Delete to permanently remove the files.
    To delete files created from MS Backup (MS Backup files are not recovery files), find and delete the folder with the same name as the computer name in the Recovery (D:) partition. For example if the computer name is BOB-PC, the folder containing the backup files would be named BOB-PC and would be deleted.
  11. Several confirmation windows open. Click Continue , and Yes until the folder is deleted.
  12. To set Windows Folder Options back to their original setting as follows:
    1. From the explorer window press Alt to view the file menu.
    2. Click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
    3. Select do not show hidden files and folders and select Hide protected operating system files .
    4. Click OK .
  13. Close explorer. The Out of Disk Space errors should no longer appear. If you would like to use the Microsoft Backup Tool again, open it and select a different external backup device to store the backup files on.

Aug 17, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PC Desktops


Freeing up extra hard drive space

Are you out of hard drive space but can't find anything you'd like to remove from your computer?

Maybe you should try doing a Disk Cleanup.
Disk Cleanup will remove unnecessary files from your hard drive and if it hasn't been done on your system previously, free up a lot of space in the process.

To do a Disk Cleanup:

1) Go to My Computer.
2) Right click on your C drive.
3) Click Properties.
4) Click the "Disk Cleanup" button next to the visual representation of your hard drive space.
Disk Cleanup will calculate how much space you can free up and
what should be removed.
5) Under "Files to delete" select any files you don't want or need.
Generally all of the tabs can be selected and none of the files are
needed by your system. Below on "Description" you can view what
the files listed under each tab are for.
6) Once you have selected all of the files you want to remove click OK.
7) Disk Cleanup will remove the files from your system.
Disk Cleanup is complete.

on Dec 21, 2009 | PC Desktops


Some of the important cmd prompt commands

Copy and keep it handy..

ADDUSERS --Add or list users to/from a CSV file
ARP -- Address Resolution Protocol
ASSOC -- Change file extension associations
ASSOCIAT --One step file association
AT -- Schedule a command to run at a later time
ATTRIB --Change file attributes

BOOTCFG --Edit Windows boot settings
BROWSTAT --Get domain, browser and PDC info

CACLS -- Change file permissions
CALL --Call one batch program from another
CD --Change Directory - move to a specific Folder
CHANGE-- Change Terminal Server Session properties
CHKDSK -- Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
CHKNTFS -- Check the NTFS file system
CHOICE --Accept keyboard input to a batch file
CIPHER --Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr ---Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM ---Clear memory leaks
CLIP ---Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard.
CLS ---Clear the screen
CLUSTER ---Windows Clustering
CMD ---Start a new CMD shell
COLOR --- Change colors of the CMD window
COMP ---Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
COMPACT --- Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
COMPRESS ---Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
CON2PRT ---Connect or disconnect a Printer
CONVERT ---Convert a FAT drive to NTFS.
COPY ---Copy one or more files to another location
CSCcmd ---Client-side caching (Offline Files)
CSVDE ---Import or Export Active Directory data

DATE --- Display or set the date
Dcomcnfg DCOM ---Configuration Utility
DEFRAG ---Defragment hard drive
DEL ---Delete one or more files
DELPROF--- Delete NT user profiles
DELTREE ---Delete a folder and all subfolders
DevCon ---Device Manager Command Line Utility
DIR ---Display a list of files and folders
DIRUSE --- Display disk usage
DISKCOMP--- Compare the contents of two floppy disks
DISKCOPY ---Copy the contents of one floppy disk to another
DNSSTAT ---DNS Statistics
DOSKEY --- Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
DSADD ---Add user (computer, group..) to active directory
DSQUERY--- List items in active directory
DSMOD ---Modify user (computer, group..) in active directory

ECHO--- Display message on screen
ENDLOCAL--- End localisation of environment changes in a batch file
ERASE ---Delete one or more files
EXIT ---Quit the current script/routine and set an errorlevel.
EXPAND --- Uncompress files
EXTRACT--- Uncompress CAB files

FC--- Compare two files
FDISK--- Disk Format and partition
FIND ---Search for a text string in a file
FINDSTR--- Search for strings in files
FOR /F ---Loop command: against a set of files
FOR /F ---Loop command: against the results of another command
FOR ---Loop command: all options Files, Directory, List
FORFILES ---Batch process multiple files
FORMAT ---Format a disk
FREEDISK ---Check free disk space (in bytes)
FSUTIL --- File and Volume utilities
FTP --- File Transfer Protocol
FTYPE--- Display or modify file types used in file extension associations

GLOBAL --- Display membership of global groups
GOTO ---Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line

HELP--- Online Help
HFNETCHK--- Network Security Hotfix Checker

IF--- Conditionally perform a command
IFMEMBER Is the current user in an NT Workgroup

KILL Remove a program from memory

LABEL --- Edit a disk label
LOCAL --- Display membership of local groups
LOGEVENT--- Write text to the NT event viewer.
LOGOFF --- Log a user off
LOGTIME --- Log the date and time in a file

MAPISEND ---Send email from the command line
MEM --- Display memory usage
MD --- Create new folders
MKLINK --- Create a symbolic link (linkd)
MODE ---Configure a system device
MORE --- Display output, one screen at a time
MOUNTVOL ----Manage a volume mount point
MOVE --- Move files from one folder to another
MOVEUSER--- Move a user from one domain to another
MSG ---Send a message
MSIEXEC --- Microsoft Windows Installer
MSINFO ---Windows NT diagnostics
MSTSC --- Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)
MUNGE --- Find and Replace text within file(s)
MV --- Copy in-use files

NET --- Manage network resources
NETDOM --- Domain Manager
NETSH ---Configure network protocols
NETSVC ---Command-line Service Controller
NBTSTAT --- Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
NETSTAT --- Display networking statistics (TCP/IP)
NOW --- Display the current Date and Time
NSLOOKUP--- Name server lookup
NTBACKUP ---Backup folders to tape
NTRIGHTS E---dit user account rights

PATH --- Display or set a search path for executable files
PATHPING ---Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
PAUSE --- Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message
PERMS --- Show permissions for a user
PERFMON ---Performance Monitor
PING ---Test a network connection
POPD --- Restore the previous value of the current directory saved by PUSHD
PORTQRY--- Display the status of ports and services
PRINT --- Print a text file
PRNCNFG --- Display, configure or rename a printer
PRNMNGR --- Add, delete, list printers set the default printer
PROMPT --- Change the command prompt
PsExec --- Execute process remotely
PsFile --- Show files opened remotely
PsGetSid --- Display the SID of a computer or a user
PsInfo ---List information about a system
PsKill --- Kill processes by name or process ID
PsList --- List detailed information about processes
PsLoggedOn ---Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing)
PsLogList ---Event log records
PsPasswd --- Change account password
PsService --- View and control services
PsShutdown ---Shutdown or reboot a computer
PsSuspend ---Suspend processes
PUSHD --- Save and then change the current directory

QGREP --- Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern.

RASDIAL ---Manage RAS connections
RASPHONE ---Manage RAS connections
RECOVER --- Recover a damaged file from a defective disk.
REG --- Registry: Read, Set, Export, Delete keys and values
REGEDIT --- Import or export registry settings
REGSVR32--- Register or unregister a DLL
REGINI ---Change Registry Permissions
REM --- Record comments (remarks) in a batch file
REN --- Rename a file or files.
REPLACE --- Replace or update one file with another
RD ---Delete folder(s) [remove dir]
RDISK ---Create a Recovery Disk
RMTSHARE ---Share a folder or a printer
ROBOCOPY--- Robust File and Folder Copy
ROUTE --- Manipulate network routing tables
RUNAS --- Execute a program under a different user account
RUNDLL32--- Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)

SC --- Service Control
SCHTASKS--- Create or Edit Scheduled Tasks
SCLIST --- Display NT Services
ScriptIt Control ---GUI applications
SET --- Display, set, or remove environment variables
SETLOCAL--- Control the visibility of environment variables
SETX ---Set environment variables permanently
SHARE --- List or edit a file share or print share
SHIFT --- Shift the position of replaceable parameters in a batch file
SHORTCUT ---Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)
SHOWGRPS ---List the NT Workgroups a user has joined
SHOWMBRS ---List the Users who are members of a Workgroup
SHUTDOWN ---Shutdown the computer
SLEEP --- Wait for x seconds
SOON --- Schedule a command to run in the near future
SORT --- Sort input
START --- Start a separate window to run a specified program or command
SU ---Switch User
SUBINACL ---Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
SUBST --- Associate a path with a drive letter
SYSTEMINFO--- List system configuration
TASKLIST--- List running applications and services
TIME ---Display or set the system time
TIMEOUT--- Delay processing of a batch file
TITLE --- Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session
TOUCH --- Change file timestamps
TRACERT --- Trace route to a remote host
TREE --- Graphical display of folder structure
TYPE --- Display the contents of a text file
USRSTAT--- List domain usernames and last login
VER ---Display version information
VERIFY --- Verify that files have been saved
VOL --- Display a disk label
WHERE --- Locate and display files in a directory tree
WHOAMI --- Output the current UserName and domain
WINDIFF --- Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
WINMSD --- Windows system diagnostics
WINMSDP--- Windows system diagnostics II
WMIC ---WMI Commands
XCACLS --- Change file permissions
XCOPY--- Copy files and folders

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Open up the chassis side panel and ensure that all conections are making contact.


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To change permissions for a disk, folder, or file:
  1. Select the item you want to set permissions for, then choose File > Get Info and click Ownership & Permissions, if necessary. If you want to set permissions for multiple items at once, select them, and as you hold down the Control key choose File > Get Summary Info.
  2. Choose a permission for yourself from the pop-up menu. If the menu is dimmed, you don't have permission to change this setting.
  3. To change permissions for the owner, group, or others, click Detail. If necessary, click the lock icon and, when prompted, enter the name and password of an administrator user of your computer.
  4. Choose permissions for each type of user from the Access pop-up menus.

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