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OMG I KNOW MY FILES ARE THERE I CANT GET EM!


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Ok guys. I know have Windows XP Home back onto my computer. Here comes the new BIG problem.

I installed it on another partition, and now I cant get back to my original files!! I have now connected the disk up to another computer, hoping I could get into my files and just copying them onto this computer. However, it gives me the usual Access is denied error message.

Is there ANY WAY I can get my files back, I know that I cant install on my other partition and re-install XP, so basically im screwed by myself.

Please people, if any of you know how, I really want my music collection and movies back. Maybe deleting the windows folders on that partition might do something, but im too afraid it will get more stuffed
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Relax.

Reboot into save mode, log in as an administrator, right click the folder with your files, choose Sharing and Security, choose SECRUITY TAB, choose Advanced > Owner tab and select your account and give yourself ownership. Move the files to a non-documents and setting folder (the root is good)
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:tazz: Thank you so much for your helpful information. I will try it ASAP when I get back from school. I thought I was going to be depressed for the day, that would also have been useful yesterday, because I couldn't concentrate on my test! oh well, at least they weren't exams.
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Could you please post it in step by step instructions? I tried the above instructions and the sharing and security option is not showing up.

Oh. also forgot to mention, when im in windows explorer and I let my mouse sit over the icon. It says no files? I know for a fact that my files are there because it says 20 out of 60 gb is free which is how much I had before the windows installation got screwed.

Or someone else know anything useful?
Thanks you for your help :tazz: and to anybody else that might in the future

Edited by ampflex, 12 May 2005 - 12:56 AM.

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