How to retreive data from my laptop old hdd? Aspire A515-52g

HaRiKa2004 Member Posts: 2 New User
edited February 2021 in Windows 10
I have bought Acer Aspire A515-52g laptop. Suddenly my laptop got stuck and shut down automatically. When I tried to power on It showed me no bootable device. Then I went to repair shop. They told that harddisk was not detecting and its health is at critical condition so you have to change the hdd to a ssd. I have replaced my 1tb harddisk with 500GB SSD. I have bought a external case for my harddisk to retrieve data. I have some important files on Desktop. When I tried to open D:/users/(my user name) it has denied permissions for that. Please tell me a way to retrieve my data from desktop.


  • Leostat
    Leostat ACE Posts: 3,040 Pathfinder
    edited February 2021
    If you are logged in as an admin level user you should be able to "take ownership" of the folder, if it doesnt suggest it you can:

    right click the folder -> properties -> security -> advanced -> add -> select a principle -> type your username in the box (either local username or email withouth the bit after ) -> check names (this sets the username correctly) -> full control -> apply

    This will take quite some time so make sure to get get a cup fo tea :)

    After that it should be good
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