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Find lost computer name after emegency restore

Posted on 2007-10-12
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hello all,
I use HP nc6400 and Windows XP.  Recently i performed a emergency recovery with backup option.
After recovery, i changede the computer name from the ealier one(PCxxxxxx)  to a new one.
After recovery, am unable to view the old files available in the "My Backup folder". When i try to access it, i get the error message as "access denied" though am the administrator.

Is it possible to find out the old computer name...

Question by:gsdctech
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jkr earned 500 total points
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You need to "take ownership" of the files and folders before accessing them. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 ("How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP")
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See also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/268019 ("HOW TO: Take Ownership of Files") for the W2k version of that article.

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Another way would be to boot from a Windows compatible bootcd and copy the files out of that folder.
You can use a PCLinux Live CD.  
or a CD such as the Windows Ultimate Boot CD.  
This should allow access to all the files on the hard drive.

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