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Re: Using FC4 to recover files from NTFS

On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 16:41 +0100, Gary Stainburn wrote:
> On Friday 26 May 2006 16:20, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> > Connect the drive to a system running XP in which you have the admin
> > password, boot and then take ownership of the files and folders you want.
> > You can even install another copy of XP in a different directory in the
> > same drive and then boot from it.
> >
> > []'s
> > Marcelo
> I know we're straying OT, but I'm not a M$ admin.  I've currently got it in s 
> a 2nd HDD on a XP box, and I'm logged in as an administrator.  How do I take 
> over ownership?
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> Gary Stainburn
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You need to control how the drive is mounted.  There are default
permissions in play when you mount the drive; I had a similar problem
while mounting ntfs drives a while back and I was able to get past the
problem by altering the umask value in the fstab.

Do something like

/dev/sdb1 /mnt/winxp ntfs defaults, umask=222 0 0

in the fstab.  I think umask=222 was the correct fstab value, someone
else can correct me if that's not the case.

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