One of my old laptops running 11.10 crashed the other day and will not boot up. A friend recommended using a SATA to USB 2.0 enclosure to retrieve my personnel files from it. I have been successful in connecting the old hard drive to another laptop running 11.04 and viewing all of the folders. However, I am unable to open or copy the majority of these folders and files. I receive a pop-up message indicating I do not have the necessary permissions (See below screen-shot). I have attempted to change the permissions in properties, but again I do not have permission (second screen shot). Is there a way to change the permissions on the old hard drive via my second laptop? One forum suggested reinstalling the hard drive in the old laptop to remove all password restrictions, however this time is not an option at this time.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.