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Recovering data from a harddrive


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adams0423

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I have a computer that bluescreens on boot. I removed the drive and have brought it up in a working system. I can browse to all of the directories, but the directories under some of the Documents and Settings folder show up as 0kb and that I don't have rights to them.

How can I give myself rights to open those directories?

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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hi, welcome to geeks to go, do you mean this then?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
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EXACTLY what I was looking for. Worked like a charm.

Thanks for your help!
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reboot. push F8, repeatedly, till you come to the admin login. log in as the administrator. to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, set an administrator password. loged in, as the administrater, you have all access.
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reboot. push F8, repeatedly, till you come to the admin login. log in as the administrator. to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, set an administrator password. loged in, as the administrater, you have all access.



This wasn't working due to the blue screens. Safe mode and standard failed repeatedly. Adding this system to a second system and taking ownership of the files worked. Thanks!
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