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Old 03-16-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Unable to access folders

Ok, I had a problem with a hard drive and I am unable to boot from it. I bought a new hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro. I had MCE 2005 on the other HD. I can not boot into windows and see the old drive. I can also access it as well meaning it was just something wrong with the boot processes with the HD.

My problem now is I did not authorize others users on the computer to have access to my files (deskop, My Documents and such) so when I try to navigate to there through My computer, I get an error message

"D:\Documents and Settings\Brian S\Desktop is not accessible.
Access is denied."

How do I gain access into my files to transfer them onto my new drive. I do have the administrator password for that account but there is no real way I know of to use it to access those files.

Anyone have an idea?
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Unable to access folders

on the root of the drive (C: or D:, whatever) do this
This assumes you have advanced file sharing turned on

Right click > properties > security > advanced

Now go to owner tab and click "replace owner on all sub containers and objects"

Now as owner likely has permissions this should fix the problem.


And to turn on advanced file sharing if you havnt already

To Turn on Advanced File Sharing

1.


In Windows Explorer, click Tools, then click Folder Options.

2.


On the View tab, in the Advanced Settings area, click to clear the Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended) check box.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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amazing. Thank you very much. I know my way around computers pretty well, but I would have never found that. Thank you soooooo much.
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