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Help me urgently PLEASE (XP Pro Admin Files Not Accessible In Other PC) RRS feed

  • Question

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    Have two machines running XP Pro

    One Died.

     

    Took master hard drive out and put it in other machine as slave.

    I cannot access my personal files in documents and settings folder

     

    My personal files are not accessible, Access denied

     

    Desperately need to access these files to complete my MSc in IT Degree before I fail the programme...

     

    Have tried to find them in Linux - it can't even find them.

    Have tried to create a new account by same namea to open them - Nada, nothing, zip  Same error message.

     

    HOW CAN I GET TO ALL MY FILES ON THE NEW MACHINE?

     

    Thanks in advance for your help

     

    PETER

    Saturday, October 20, 2007 11:40 AM

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  • Peter,

     

    You're probably not in the right forum for this topic.  However, I'll have a go at answering.

     

    So long as you don't try to boot the drive from the dead pc in a different pc, you should be okay.

     

    What you'd then need to do, is to take ownership of the files on the drive, and to do that, you'd have to be an admin.

     

    Once you're the owner of the files, you can access them, and hopefully also pass your M.Sc. !!!

     

    Good luck,

     

    Martin Platt.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 6:06 AM