XP partition drives

I had an old HP computer with windows XP. The drive was partioned into two by the manufacturer.  I recently changed the hard drive, motherboard and the processor. Then I loaded a Windows 7 OEM.  I forgot to copy the user files from my old hard drive before doing the above.  I used an IDE>USB adapter to read the files from my old hard drive but the Windows 7 is only showing the system files but not the user files.  How can I see and copy my old user files onto the new hard drive.
 

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Last updated March 15, 2018 Views 278 Applies to:
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Right click on the external drive and select Properties then Security and take ownership of the drive by giving Users "Full control" of the drive.

Make sure the change in control is propagated to sub-directories.

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