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Access forbidden since OS install

I am on a small network and wanted to share a folder, but not share a particular subfolder, so I shared the higher-level folder and made the subfolder Private (in the Sharing dialog).
Problem is, since installing XP Pro (full, from scratch), I can no longer get access to the folder.

How do I get to my files?
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Jazzle
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Jazzle
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Ghost_HackerCommented:
I would try disabling "simple file sharing" first,if you haven't already.
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ghanaCommented:
If you have a new installation of your operating system and are not a member of a Windows domain then you have a different user ID even if your user name is the same like before. So I would try to take ownership of the folder where you don't have access to. Then you can re-assign the permissions.
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JazzleAuthor Commented:
Ghost,
tried this already to no effect.

Ghana,
huh?
I don't understand your penultimate sentence?
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ghanaCommented:
Sorry. You want to share a folder but you don't have access to it since you've installed XP Pro. The folder was accessible for the user account in your previous installation. Now you use a new user account and I assume this account won't have access to the folder. To fix that you have to "take ownership" which makes the folder accessible for your current user account.

See the following MS KB article how to take ownership in Windows XP:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
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