- 1. Install the old drive and boot with it.
- At the login screen, use the Administrator account to log in.
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Click on "My Computer."
- Right click on "John's Documents" (that is, documents for the administrator's account, which was under his name.)
- Click on "Sharing and Security."
- Click on the "Sharing" tab.
- Uncheck the box "Make this folder private."
- Shut the machine down and boot with the new hard drive.
The "Make this folder private" box has the effect of flagging all files in that folder in such a way that they cannot be read by other users, not even from another installation of Windows. Be mindful of this if you use it.Step 2 of 2:
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