Access Denied

Posted on 2004-04-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
This might sound funny, but here it goes

I recently reinstalled XP (fresh Install)
I can not access folders from my previous install.

I cant access c:\documents and settings\[user name]
where [user name] is the name of my old installs Admin.

I have some files in there that I need badly

help appreciated.

Question by:ullfindsmit
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ID: 10796644
Try doing this

Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP;en-us;Q308421&sd=tech
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ID: 10796646
Now do you see 2 usernames even after reinstalling windows xp ?  
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ID: 10796744
i dont see the security tab on that properties window

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sunray_2003 earned 250 total points
ID: 10796754
If you have windows xp pro,
go to my computer
go to tools --> folder options
scroll down and disable simple file sharing

if you have windows xp home , you should be able to do the same logging in as safe mode

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ID: 10796826
You Got It
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Author Comment

ID: 10796827
yup you got it
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Author Comment

ID: 10796837
ok hold on hold on

now i can get into the sub folders

how do i cahnge ownership

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Expert Comment

ID: 10796848
have you checked my link regarding taking ownership

also check this

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP;en-us;308418 

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