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Hello,

It's another computer I've been asked to heal : ).

My friend had a hard disk with Windows XP installed on it (2 partitions - first: system, second: data). Then he bought a new disk and made a new installation of Windows XP on that disk, designating his old disk for data storage (and deleting the old Windows folder belonging to the previous installation). However, the folders on the second partition of his old disk became inaccessible right after that. You try opening any of them and you get an "access denied" message.

My question - what might be causing this? Apparently, he has a lot of important data on that drive.

Would be grateful for any help,
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Howdy:

How to take ownership

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This is embarrassing.... it worked, of course.
I should have figured it out myself.

Thanks mate,
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Not a problem.

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