How to move files to new computer? RRS feed

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  • I bought a new computer with windows vista premium and I am trying to get my files off the old HDD.  I connected the old HDD to the new computer with a USB device and I took ownership of the folders on the old drive.  There are, however, some files that it won't let me take control over.  These files are my Word docs so it is extremely necessary to get these files moved.  The old computer doesn't work anymore so I can't set up a network and move them that way.  I need a way to move these docs to the new computer.

    I have tried to set the permissions on each individual file, but I'm not getting the option to take ownership of them.  I have managed to move 2 of them, but when I try what I did with those on the other files it doesn't work.

    An object at rest can not be stopped
    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 4:59 AM



    Hello Ericdunn, 


    Thank you for your post!  I would suggest posting your question in one of the  

    Microsoft TechNet > Forums Home > Windows Vista IT Pro > Windows Vista Desktop UI

     located here:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistadesktopui/threads/.

    Have a great day!

    Sudarshan shindode Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    • Proposed as answer by sudarshans1 Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:50 PM
    • Marked as answer by sudarshans1 Monday, March 23, 2009 11:12 AM
    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:50 PM