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CANNOT ACCESS MY OWN PASSWORD PROTECTED FOLDER

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I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM....
I have 3 disk partitions in my hard disk (C: - OS, D: - Programs and E: - Data). I have two user accounts where one of them is mine and is password protected. In partition E: is one folder where I have collected know 3 years my data (everything is there..EVERUTHING) and that folder can be accessed only with my account.
I decided to format my WinXP OS -  it begun frequently to crash - SO...

I Loged on in my user account and I REMOVED MY PASSWORD for my account. After that I run Partitition Magic 8.0 and formatter current partitition where OS system was installed(C:) and Programs partition (D:\) while MY DATA in E: partition is safe(E:\).
After that everything went OK,.. I installed WinXP once again etc etc....
AND...
Know when I'm trying to access my FOLDER (in E: -  Data)  it is apperring ACCESS DENIED...
WHAT IS GOING ON I REMOVED THE PASSWORD
I CANNOT ACCESS MY FOLDER....

CAN ANYBODY HELP.. PLEASE

THANKS A LOT FELLAS  
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to resolve the issue you must do the following: with your user accoung on windows XP go to that folder.
turn off simplified file sharing (tools--folder options--view), then rightclick the folder, select properties, select security. you will be told that you only can view permissions, but you can change ownership. now click the advanced button, and go to `owner` tab.
select your user account to , and check `apply ownership info to all subcontainers'. Press OK, the system will now apply that info.
Go back to the screen with the `advanced` button, click `add` button, select your user account, double click it, press ok.
now in the screen from where we began you will see your user account. click on it, and then click on full control - allow checkbox in the bottom area, and say `ok`
that should do the trick (IF you haven't used EFS features to password protect your files...in that case they're gone)
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Thanks a LOT man...  you saved my TIME (or you saved my life haha)...
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