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#61
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Yes, I can access files in C:, except the ones that are inside my old profile :tazz:
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[bleep]
Ok open c: If you can highlight the file LuResult.txt right click
go to propertities Attrubites make sure the box read only and hidden are unchecked. If they are checked and after you uncheck them can you now access
this file or can you copy it to D:?

Edited by peterm, 29 May 2005 - 04:38 AM.

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I just checked, it already had the same attributes you had suggested.
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Sorry I did not answer last night the site was down
ok the box with hidden files is unticked and we still cannot copy the file.
NEXT OPTION
Go Start>programs>accessories>system tools>backup click on backup
this will start a wizard click on NEXT backup files and settings NEXT
check let me choose what to backup NEXT
this should give you a window with a list of desktop my computer etc.
click on the + sign next to my computer this should now expand and show you
the drives. Click on + next to drive C then + next to documents and settings
and work your way down to Ansar.Ansar30vwoybhl then click on the file
LuResult.txt this shoul put a little blue tick in the box click NEXT this should ask you
where to backup to you can either go to A: drive (If you have one) or just click on
BROWSE change to D: and put it on D: drive leave the filename as backup.bkf
click on save click on NEXT click on finish this should start the backup
(we only want to do 1 file to see if it works no use backing up everything if we still can't get to it.)

Ok we should now have a backup of the file.
Now to restore it to D: Drive
Start the backup program again This time we want to click on RESTORE files and settings NEXT click on the + sign next to file this should then show backup.bkf and the date you created the file. Click on the + sign and it should show C: put a tick in the box and click on NEXT this should show a box saying completing the backup restore wizard.
CLICK ON ADVANCED> click on the arrow restore file to. > alternate location click on
browse click on my computer click on D: then pick a folder where you know you can find it click Ok click NEXT NEXT NEXT Finish.
Then Find the file on D: drive Can you access it?
I assume you do know what is in the LuResult.txt file?
Another question why aren't we using the xp on C: drive?
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Ok, dont worry about giving an answer ASAP. Now, I am assuming you mean the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard"? I have gone into this, and guess what. I could see all my old folders! But.. (you could probably guess) No files (like *.txt) but all the folder trees were visible.

I will give a screenshot link to the file that I am mostly trying to get back:
http://i5.photobucke...sfer_wizard.jpg



also, I do not know what is in the LuResult.txt file. I can't use the C: drive as it kept getting screwed and started up with the drive im using now, so I had no choice basically.
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try not saving things to a profile folder (one within c:\documents and settings).

instead, safe to a root file, like c:\oldstuff
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Yes, in future I definately wont, thanks for re-tipping me. Do you have any ideas on how I could get my files back?
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NO NO NO
BACKUP not
"Files and Settings Transfer Wizard"?

Edited by peterm, 01 June 2005 - 04:33 AM.

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I'm not sure where you can aquire the software but if you can get a hold of the "ultimate boot cd for windows 4" you can probably get into and extract the files. it's a bootable version of windows xp that ocupies ram and give access to anything on the drive through various file browsing tools. since it operates outside of your operating system(it loads instead of your windows) it doesnt care what profiles are there or what security is involved on the network. it also has burning tools inside of it so if you have a cd burner you can burn from there. i can get you a copy of mine burned onto a disk. just send me your info and what not.
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i found the website for the UBCD

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

they give you instructions on how to compile the cd

or you can order one

or i can send you one
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Thank you dsenette, I will consider your offer. First I will try every available option, then I will most likely get the disk or download the software for the boot disk.

Ok, I could not find the "Backup" option , so a link is below so you can check it out and see what I have done wrong:
http://i5.photobucke...ckup_option.jpg

and if its possible, please inform me if you have used that UBCD for Windows disk and tell me how it went. :tazz:
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ODD
go to help and support and type in backup
this should give you a list Pick Using Backup
does this give you a short cut to the backup wizard
you went to the right place

Edited by peterm, 01 June 2005 - 10:32 PM.

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Ok found the problem
does not autoload in xp home
this will show you how (easy)
xp home backup
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YES!! It works!!. Ok, I have opened the LuResult.txt file. It appears to be some message from my norton anti-virus program (live update feature). Now, should I try and copy some of the larger files?
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YES
Copy a couple of larger ones (or you can copy a whole folder)
Just be CAREFUL If you backup the folder favourites and
restore it watch where you put it you don't want to overwrite your current favourites
folder, Unless of course you don't want the current favourites Remember this will replace current files on D: if you want it to.
so be careful where you restore.
you should now be able to access the files you need.
Please let me know how you go
Peterm

Edited by peterm, 02 June 2005 - 01:01 AM.

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