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My mother board went on my 5 year old computer, which was running XP. I took the hard rive out, put it into an enclosure and I am using it as an external drive on my new computer, also running XP. The problem I am having i sthat ican't access my folder that has my desktop in it on the old hard drive. I used to have to login to XP with a password. The desktop is where I had a folder with all my digital pictures and all I wan't to do is recover the photos
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You'll have to take ownership of the folders you want access to. This is in the advanced security settings when you right click the folder in windows explorer. If you are using XP home, you will have to reboot into safe mode and login as administrator to get access to the security settings.
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by:nobus
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try the off line password editor :
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
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by:btassure
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Or if you are being brave/know what you are doing...

Get a linux boot disk (such as knoppix) and get it to mount both of your hard drives - it should be able to do this without too much trouble. Then copy the contents of the old drive to the new one. It should override any user restrictions on the old and new drives.

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by:Mnf
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i think the first thing to do is what rindi said,
you are trying to access the folder that created and set to only used by you (on the old sys), so you can't access it although if you have the same user name (in the new system).

if this not worked, try to chek the disk then try again
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by:kianhow
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1. Use a startup disk to start your computer in MS-dos

2. Check your D:\ having the pictures
D:\
dir/p/w

3. D:\picture
copy D:\*.* C:\

4. You have all the files copy to your C: drive hard disk
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by:danhill85
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Hi,

The best way to get your files back is to do what rindi said. if you get stuck this should help http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

Thanks
Dan
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by:denisty
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maybe try a brute force approach?

http://www.pcinspector.de/smart_media_recovery/uk/welcome.htm

this program will search and recover all files even deleted (but not yet over-written) picture files.
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by:rindi
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There's no need for recovery or brute force here, the only problem the user doesn't have access to the folders and files because at the moment he's using another user id.
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