Those files still have the properties from the installation that they were
created from. They are still seen as being owned by the account that existed
when they were backed up.
You will need to take ownership of the files to move them to the new
Here is a tutorial that will show you how to easily add Take Ownership to
the right click, context menu. After this is added, you can simply right
click a file or folder from that drive and select the new menu item to take
Context Menu - Take Ownership: Context Menu - Take Ownership
Windows Desktop Experience
"Chas" <Chas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Please Help!
> I performed a re-install of vista on my computer, when I restored my files
> from a previous backup that resides on a second hard drive I get an error
> message stating that the user account has changed and the security
> permissions needed cannot be imported with the files that are being
> So I went ahead and restored the files anyway, and now when I attempt to
> any of them I get an error message stating "cannot open document" user
> not have access priveledges.
> Can anyone help?