OK...what you say is good news to me, providing it works...I'm crossing my fingers, as well.
As far as ownership, let me refresh your memory from prior posts because I'm somewhat confused now and then you tell me what to do.
Posted Dec 10 2006, 07:13 PM - Me
"i didn't fall asleep this time, it actually took that long to do all that crap. first i tried, one folder at a time, then went back to normal and it didn't work, then i tried all the folders and yes, i did check the subfolder and whatever else, and i can see and read this stuff in Safe Mode, but not when i come back to Normal Mode on my computer...what is up? it's driving me crazy. can i just transfer all the files in Safe Mode? would that work? i'm about ready to lose my mind. i plugged in that extra drive because i don't have enough space for all the crap she wants off her hard drive...so can't i just use Safe Mode to transfer...only thing is Word looks different, as do her photos, all are black & white with dots....but things look different in Safe Mode anyways."
Posted Dec 10 2006, 08:39 PM - You
"By all means, try to transfer them to the external HDD if it will let you. We won't do anything to the laptop drive until we know the files are ok"
Posted Dec 10 2006, 10:02 PM - Me
"you said it was ok to transfer the files to the external HDD...but you didn't say it was ok to via Safe Mode, which is the only way i can access these files. normal start up won't let me touch them, even tho i took OWNERSHIP!!! yes, via Safe Mode?"
Posted Dec 10 2006, 10:08 PM - You
"Yes...try it in Safe Mode" Am I correct in that now you are telling me that this will not work?
Posted Dec 10 2006, 10:35 PM - Me
"ok. will do, may take a while (figured out i have about 40 programs running in the backgroudn at start up and that's why my computer takes so long to load,,,gotta figure out how to stop that). thanks, will post after i'm done." Then I got sick and came back yesterday...
Do you understand my confusion? I went thru the 'taking ownership' thing, step by step in Safe Mode, it appeared to work until I got back into normal mode and got another access message, went back to Safe Mode and indeed, I can see, open, read all the files, but it can not be done in Normal Mode...I don't know why, I did take ownership...I mean how many times can one person on one computer 'take ownership'? If it can or should be done again, tell me and I'll do it...is that what you are trying to tell me?
Again, sorry, I don't understand most of this jargon, but learning!