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Accessing Lost Profile files

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I recently did a re-install of Windows XP.  Although I entered the same Workgroup and User information when prompted, it set up a new profile for my user name.  When I attempt to access my old profile (located in C:\Documents and Settings), I get a Permission Denied error.

I have several valuable files in my old My Documents folder in my old profile.  Is there any way I can retrieve these files?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
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You just to take ownership on these files, Here is an article how to so:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
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That did it!  Awesome!  Thanks soooooo much for your help!
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