[SOLVED] Windows 10 Reload - Data Drive folder Access issue

versionmanager

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I reloaded Windows 10 to an SSD drive. When this operations was being done, I pulled the SATA cables from 2 "Data" hard drives.

After the reload, I reconnected both HDDs that were visible. I downloaded and used the Take Ownership Restore Ownership app.

The tool chokes and states "Some or all identity references cannot be translated" . Through the Secirty tab, I am able to take ownership of folders but I am unable to eliminate 'remnant' Users/ Groups that were generated with the new system. E.G. Account Unknown - S-1-5-( long string of digits)

Is there ANOTHER utility out there to fix this? If not can someone suggest a painful, manual method to kill this orphaned account from the folders and associated files?
 

versionmanager

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Phillip,
You were right. Take Ownership did not do the trick. Rather than going through many folders and sub-folders, I copied the contents from this disk partition onto My Desktop. Once the files and folders hit my Desktop, the orphaned profile was eliminated on everything.

Next I deleted then recreated a new My Documents partition and copied everything back .

System, All Administrators and my Admin profile have Full Control. When I plan to do a Windows reinstall in the future, would it be beneficial to make Everyone the owner of all files and folders on the Data Drives/partitions to prevent another abandoned profile?

By the way, I have been using a killer tool called Beyond Compare to manipulate file comparisons and movements. It is developed by Scooter software.
 

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