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I have a machine that won't boot up.  I removed hd and put into a docking station.  I can see everything.  I cannot access the users folder.  gives access denied.  is there a way to change the rights to that folder so I can access it?
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Question by:wtgitdir
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Right click on the folder - Properties
Security Tab
Advanced
Owner Tab
Hit Edit, Pick the username you want to become owner
Check the box for replace owner on subcontainers or objects
Click Apply and OK

This will take ownership of the folder and change the NTFS permissions to give you access
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by:Santosh Gupta
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Run below command  to take ownership on all files.

change D:\ with you actual path.


forfiles /p d:\ /s /m *.* /c "cmd /c takeown /f @path"

not sure if forfile is exist in XP, if not then download from below.

http://www.dynawell.com/download/reskit/microsoft/win2000/forfiles.zip
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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if you are an administrator on the second pc, you should access it ...
try booting from a windows live CD or linux Live CDs and you can copy the file from them
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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Why was the drive not booting?

Have you ran a chkdsk /F?
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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you can try HDD regenerator http://www.dposoft.net/hdd.html to try to fix the HDD (if it have bad sectors).

if it's not booting, try in the repair mode typing these command
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
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great  thx
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