Ok. I had an old laptop (Acer 5920G) which would not power up and consequently I ended up purchasing a new latop to replace it. My old laptop ran Windows Vista Home Premium and my new latop is running Windows &. I have connected the hard drive from my old laptop as an external hard drive to my new laptop and I can see all folders etc. However I want to be able to recover documents which were stored in user accounts on my old laptop. Thus far I haven't been able to successfully change ownership of the folders I want to access. When I follow the steps I get a message which says 'An error occurred while applying security information to: [file path] the system cannot find the specified file' or 'An error occurred while applying security information to: [file path] access denied'. This message appears for every folder within each user accounts folder.
Any help would be much appreciated!