Solved After installing an ssd m.2 into my notebook I can not access my old HDD files !!!!!


Marioo

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What should I do in order to keeping use
ing my HDD 1 TB normally and keep booting from my new ssd!???? Thanks anyway!!!!
 

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    windows 11
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    VJF155F11X-B0211B - VAIO POSITIVO
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    Intel Core i5 7200U @GHz
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    Positivo Informatica SA N250JU (U3E1)
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Is this for the Vaio system listed in your system specs?

Typically with machines, the best way to accomplish this is to install the new drive, unplug (data) / remove the old drive, then install Windows. Once that is done, you add the old drive back in and make sure in the BIOS / UEFI Firmware settings, that the SSD is set to be the boot drive, and disable any possibility to boot from the old HDD.

That should be all you need to do, the old drive should then show as a new "D:" drive.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
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    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
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    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
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    3x 3840 x 2160
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    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
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    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
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    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
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    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
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    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
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    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
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    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
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    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
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    Defender + MB 5 Beta
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    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
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    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
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    Dell
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    Dell
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    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
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    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
I have done the same as @johnlgalt said. In my case I was adding both SSDs to upgrade this notebook.
I installed my clone in the proper slot and booted from it. Then I installed the other SSD to the other
slot (connector) closed the back of the notebook and was done. I guess knowing in advance how to do it
makes it easier but, you are in the right place to make it right.
 

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    windows 11 22631.3447
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    MSI Raider GE76
    CPU
    Core i9 12th gen 12900HK 2.9 MHz
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    32 Gigs DDR5-4800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia RTX 3070 Ti / 8 Gigs DDR6
    Sound Card
    DYNAUDIO - Klipsch 2.1 THX - Sound Effects by Nahimic 3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" 1920 x 1080 360 Hz 3 ms, IPS / Connected to MSI 32 inch curved @ 165 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 / Both
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    Samsung 990 Pro 2TB (OS) - Solidigm P41 2TB (Storage)
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    280 watts
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    MSI GE series
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    internal
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    Steelseries
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    G903 Lightspeed
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    1000 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox / Opera GX- Do not like Edge
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    Malwarebytes'
    Other Info
    just ask.
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    Windows 10 22H2
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    Laptop
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    MSI GT73 7RE VR Titan
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    Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9 Ghz
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    MSI
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    16 Gigs DDR4 2400 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    nVidia 1070 8GB RAM
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    DYNAUDIO / Nahimic 2
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    IPS / 120HZ
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    1920x1080P
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    Samsung NVME EVO 970 1TB / Samsung SSD (SATA) 1TB
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    240 watts
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    1 Gb/s
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    Firefox / Vivaldi
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    MalwareBytes'
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    none.
Is this for the Vaio system listed in your system specs?

Typically with machines, the best way to accomplish this is to install the new drive, unplug (data) / remove the old drive, then install Windows. Once that is done, you add the old drive back in and make sure in the BIOS / UEFI Firmware settings, that the SSD is set to be the boot drive, and disable any possibility to boot from the old HDD.

That should be all you need to do, the old drive should then show as a new "D:" drive.
And that's exactly what I did with a new Desktop with a 512GB NVMe M.2 drive. After setup I plugged in a 2TB HDD to hold data for storage and access to it.
 

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  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
C:\Windows\System32> icacls "C:\" / Grant windows:E /t
C:" / Grant windows:E /t: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 file
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    VJF155F11X-B0211B - VAIO POSITIVO
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7200U @GHz
    Motherboard
    Positivo Informatica SA N250JU (U3E1)
    Memory
    8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel - HD Graphics 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 620
So, how about a few more details like Wisewiz asked for, including:

1) How you performed the hardware upgrade,

2) How you performed the Windows 11 install, and

3) your current disk layout, preferably from a screenshot from Disk mgmt?

Also, for the record, you can use forum tools to post the exact commands without having the forum software interfere by using either the 'inline code' formatting tool for single lines of code / commandlines / powershell commands / etc:

icacls c:\windows\* /save aclfile /t

or code boxes for multiple lines of code / commandlines / powershell commands:

Batch:
icacls c:\windows\* /save aclfile /t
icacls c:\windows\ /restore aclfile
icacls test1 /grant User1:(d,wdac)
icacls test2 /grant *S-1-1-0:(d,wdac)

Also, from the line you posted, you have a space between the "/" and the flag "grant", which is not supposed to be there.

For more info on using icacls See icacls
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
So, how about a few more details like Wisewiz asked for, including:

1) How you performed the hardware upgrade,

2) How you performed the Windows 11 install, and

3) your current disk layout, preferably from a screenshot from Disk mgmt?

Also, for the record, you can use forum tools to post the exact commands without having the forum software interfere by using either the 'inline code' formatting tool for single lines of code / commandlines / powershell commands / etc:

icacls c:\windows\* /save aclfile /t

or code boxes for multiple lines of code / commandlines / powershell commands:

Batch:
icacls c:\windows\* /save aclfile /t
icacls c:\windows\ /restore aclfile
icacls test1 /grant User1:(d,wdac)
icacls test2 /grant *S-1-1-0:(d,wdac)

Also, from the line you posted, you have a space between the "/" and the flag "grant", which is not supposed to be there.

For more info on using icacls See icacls
1) I installed a ssd m.2 in my computer

2) I entered bios and give a pendrive boot to instal windows 11


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    VJF155F11X-B0211B - VAIO POSITIVO
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7200U @GHz
    Motherboard
    Positivo Informatica SA N250JU (U3E1)
    Memory
    8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel - HD Graphics 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 620

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    VJF155F11X-B0211B - VAIO POSITIVO
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7200U @GHz
    Motherboard
    Positivo Informatica SA N250JU (U3E1)
    Memory
    8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel - HD Graphics 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 620

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    VJF155F11X-B0211B - VAIO POSITIVO
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7200U @GHz
    Motherboard
    Positivo Informatica SA N250JU (U3E1)
    Memory
    8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel - HD Graphics 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 620

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