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Old 28-01-2008, 07:59 AM   #1
lazylitenin
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Access priveleges block old "My documents" folder

On a previous PC/hard drive, I had the typical "documents and settings"
folder with all the corresponding user folders. There was an admin folder and
3 other restricted user folders. I copied all the information onto another
hard drive, then with the new (bigger) drive, re-installed OS (WXPSP2) and
other programs. Then, when I went to access my documents folder in the
administrator user, I get the message that I can't access these files due to
not having priveleges. I don't understand why the computer is restricting
access to folders that are no longer part of the main system. How can a
breech the access to get my documents back??
 
Old 28-01-2008, 08:03 AM   #2
Mark L. Ferguson
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RE: Access priveleges block old "My documents" folder

If Home Edition, you will need to boot to Safe Mode (F8 on restart black
screen) and log on as default "Administrator" account. You change the
Permissions on the files and folders..

HOW TO Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q308421
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"lazylitenin" wrote:

> On a previous PC/hard drive, I had the typical "documents and settings"
> folder with all the corresponding user folders. There was an admin folder and
> 3 other restricted user folders. I copied all the information onto another
> hard drive, then with the new (bigger) drive, re-installed OS (WXPSP2) and
> other programs. Then, when I went to access my documents folder in the
> administrator user, I get the message that I can't access these files due to
> not having priveleges. I don't understand why the computer is restricting
> access to folders that are no longer part of the main system. How can a
> breech the access to get my documents back??

 
 

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