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Well, the problem seems stumped a lot of people to access their user folder as follows:
"My Windows 10 notebook died but fortunately I was able to rescue the hard drive and put it into another PC. Unfortunately, the other PC can't open the C/Users/Joe folder. What do I have to do to open the folder?"
Is this hard to access from an old hard disk? Of course not, in this article, you can get the way to access the user folder on an old hard drive in Windows 10. If this method fails to access selected data due to some unexpected reasons, a data recovery tool can help you solve the problem at the end of the article.
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Here is the step-by-step tutorial to take ownership and grant full control to files or folders in Windows 10.
Step 1. Right-click on the targeted file or folder.
Step 2. Select Properties from the drop-down menu.
Step 3. On the Property window, click the Security tab.
Step 4. Click the Advanced button below the table.
Step 5. Choose the Change tab next to the Owner.
Step 6. You can see the Select User or Group window, click the Advanced button.
Step 7. Click Find Now.
Step 8. Select a user name and click OK.
Step 9. Click OK.
Step 10. Check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". And then click Apply.
Step 11. Click OK if the Windows Security window pops up.
If you have set the above steps, generally you can access your folder now. But if it shows another warning message like: You don't have the permission to read the X folder. You can continue to grant access to the user folder as follows:
Step 1. Close the setting dialog opened by the above steps.
Step 2. Right-click the folder and select Properties.
Step 3. Click the Security tab.
Step 4. Under the Group and user name table, click the Edit...
Step 5. Click Add...
Step 6. Type Everyone on the box. And click on Check names and click OK.
Step 7. Select Full Control and click Apply.
1. How to Restrict Access to a Folder in Windows 10/11?
Step 1. Right-click the user folder you want to restrict. Choose Properties on the drop-down menu.
Step 2. Select the Security tab. And you can see the existing user account.
Step 3. Under the "Group or user names", click the Edit... button.
Step 4. Click Add button under the “Group or user name” table.
Step 5. Enter the object user name in the blank box.
Step 6. Click Check Names and click OK.
Step 7. Go to Group or user names, select the newly added user. Under the permissions for < user name >, check Deny next to the Full control.
Step 8. Once a warning message showing up, click the Yes button.
Step 9. Click the OK button.
Once it is done, the folder can not be accessed by a specific user. If you test it to open the folder, you will see a warning message like "You don't currently have permission to access this folder." If you try to move on via clicking the "Continue" button, you can see the "You have been denied permission to access this folder."
2. Where is All User Folder in Windows 10/11?
Your user files are stored on the C:/Users. You can click This PC to access your C drive. And choose your username to see folders like Pictures, Desktop, Downloads, Documents, and more.
If your user folder fails to access by the above tutorial, the culprits may relate to a virus attack or system crash. Still, don't worry, you can use a data recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, to recover folders from an old hard drive in Windows 11/10/8/7. You can restore and save data to a safe place and read the inaccessible folder.
Data recovery is the salient feature of this software. Speaking of device adaption, it is capable of getting data back on an internal/external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory, SD card, and more.
Download the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and apply the steps to recover data from the inaccessible folder.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition which you want to recover data from, and click "Scan".
Step 2. Wait for the scan to complete. Then, select the files you'd like to recover.
Step 3. After selecting the files, click Recover and choose a location to save the recovered files at. Make sure not to pick your storage device that made you lose your files.
That's the topic this article talks about, we provide the full details to access the user folder from the old hard drive. The steps here seem a little complex but it works. If it fails to access data by some sudden crash, data recovery software can help you. Hope you can get what you want on this page.
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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.
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