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Hdd Hi There Due to problem with my old computer, i took my 80gb hard drive (xp pro installed) out and pluged in another computer as slave, computer recognized the hdd and gave it name E drive. but when i open my document and setting folder, message comes up it is not accessible.i can open other folders. please any one help to solve this problem, i have important documents in that folder. thanks

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Because the user settings on your old computer with the hard drive installed as master were password protected, your getting the error.

There may be other work arounds I don't know of, I just do a general search, files and folders, and then direct it to look in E:/

You might try the recommendations in this article

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