Access Denied to USB Memory Stick

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I just upgraded from F14 to F17 and before doing so I backed up my home directory on a usb memory stick. Now that I have completed the installation I want to re-create my home directory from the usb memory stick but I can not due to a permission/ownership conflict which exists between me as I had been defined under F14 verses F17. When I try to access the memory stick it says the owner is "500 - user #500" where as if I check my properties in a file directory under F17 I am recognized as owner "gary - Gary Marsh". So my question is pretty simple.... Has anyone else exper (HowTos)