Privatized data folder

how do you access a folder under documents and settings that has been tagged "private" when the drive is installed as a secondary drive on a completely differant sys. that has same type of o.s.?
Even if you have administrative rights it denies you there a workaround?
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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
I'm not sure how a folder is tagged "Private", but here's what you do:

Right-click on the folder and go to Properties.
Go to the Security tab.
Click on Advanced
Go to the Owner tab
Put a check in the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" box
Click OK
Once this finishes, click OK all the way out.

Go back in to the Security tab
Give yourself Full Control
Click on Advanced
Put a check in the "Replace permission entries on all child objects..." box
Click OK

That should do it.

gstevederbyAuthor Commented:
That will not work, because soon as you select properties it will tell you that you don't have permissions, and that is that you are with administrator rights? There must be another solution...Make yourself a privatized folder for your user, then take that drive and put in another system as the secondary drive, then try to access that user folder and you will see what i am talking about...but you have to select "make user privitized" on the orig. drive before you remove, if you don't get asked that question then we are not talking about the same thing. thx,Steve
Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:

Taking ownership should always work, even if access to administrator is explicitily denied, which in your case it shouldn't be.

"How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP"

If you can't take ownership and change permissions, you could try to use XCACLS utility to overwrite NTFS permissions.

"HOW TO: Use Xcacls.exe to modify NTFS permissions"

In your case you can try with the following command: XCACLS Folder /G /T Administrator:F

More examples:



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