passworded document and settings folder

Posted on 2007-10-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
i need to access a user passworded users documents and settings from another machine, were the hard disk is about to fail, the OS on the user drive is Windows XP HOME SP2 and my workshop system is Windows XP PROFESSIONAL SP2, I have hooked up the HDD to it, I know if is a feature under options/file options etc to allow access and then to take ownership of the diretories and files through permissions. What is the commonly used solution i am sure it is something to do with use simply file sharing under folder options,  thanks in advance
Question by:mcstechsi
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    by:Jeff Brown
    Boot off of a BartPE  disk  it ignores  NTFS permissions and will give you access to the files assuming they are not encrypted by a third party application.
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    you need to take ownership of your profiles folder

    for xp home, you have to login in safemode as administrator, to get the Security tab
    and fo xp pro, you can turn off Simple File Sharing under Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View

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