reinstalled XP on new disk, access denied to "Documents and Settings" folder from old disk (user had a pswd)
Posted on 2004-04-26
After my home XP installation crashed, I reinstalled to a new disk, hoping to simply copy "My Documents" from the old disk to the new one. I recreated an identical user ID and password for the new installation on the new disk. However, I am unable to access the "Documents and Settings" folder from the old disk ("access denied"). When I click on Properties for the folder, there is no Security tab with which to alter settings or somehow gain access.
Any suggestions ?