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Old 10-11-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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So i recently reloaded WinXP Pro to my moms new system and im not able to get into the older user files. for example, i go into C:\Documents and Settings and try to click on one of the older user folders and i get this:

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C:\Documents and Settings\JAMIE is not accesible.

Access is denied.
does anyone know how to fix this or am i not gonna be able to fix it?
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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Try logging in as a local admin and go into the Security tab for the folder you need access to and try to "Take Ownership" of the folder.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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Exactly what I was going to say. You need to 'take ownership' of the folder.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:16 AM   #4
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Sorry this took so damn long to reply to but how exactly do i log in as the local admin? theres only one user account on this machine. and when i do, how do i "Take ownership"?
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:53 PM   #5
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Just login then (it is most likely a local admin). Right-click on the folder you want ownership of>Properties>Security Tab>Advanced button>Owner tab>click on the username you want to make the 'owner'>'check' the box 'replace owner on container and objects'>Ok button.

Let us know if that works.
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