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ok heres the 411 i reinstalled windows after going through some nasty stuff so i couldn't even back up my files. i reinstalled and the old my documents is not accessible anymore. is there any way i can get my files back?
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Meaning....what?

Can you see your files/folders? Or you mean you wiped your drive out (clean, format)

Or you simply do not have access to them?

Win xp pro or home?
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it says acess is denied when u reinstall xp it says ur my documents folder my be deleted i need to get it back so i need to know if there is a way? i have xp home
i have acess to all files and folders just not in windows stuff like programs i had to reinstall just when i try to acess the my document folder on the old user it says acess denied

Edited by marcman320, 11 April 2005 - 07:21 PM.

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Reboo, log in to safe mode with
username: Administrator
Passworkd: (nothing)

Go to the folder you want to access, right click, choose PROPERTIES, you will see a tab called SECURITY, click it

Choose ADD (a new window opens)

In the box, type in your username or EVERYBODY and hit OK

In the box with Administrator and your username or everybody, select what you just added and check FULL CONTROL.

Also, if you have a big long name that starts s-15-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx something, select that and remove it.

That is the SID for your username in the previous installation and it may be causing trouble
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