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Enuff2Bdangerous

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Hey guys. Hopefully you can help. Old profile on home PC was corrupt. Opted to create a new one. Followed directions to a T from another post. All went smooth until I started copying all my files from the corrupt profile folder to the next. Kept getting an error that it couldn't transfer a file because another service was using it. Started disabling services. Accidentally shut down one I shouldn't have. Windows freaked out. Shut down. When it came back up the old profile was gone along with all my files. I know they're still there by the space taken up on my HD but I can't find them. Please help. Running XP Media 2002 SP2. I appreciate any help. Kids pics and stuff ya know? Thank you.
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Fenor

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Hi Enuff2bdangerous! Welcome to G2G!

Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<accountname>\ and you should see all the folders there, including My Documents, Favorites, etc...

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Edited by Fenor, 24 October 2007 - 03:25 PM.

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Never got to thank you Fenor so.......Thanks.
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Found the folder and now I get an access denied window now. Please help. I'm getting really frustrated.
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You may need to Take Ownership of the files to recover them. You will likely have to do this from Safe Mode.
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