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Can't get to backup directory that eMachines Recovery CD created


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jahillia

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I have an eMachines(W3107) running XP. It got infected with malware and eventually shut down. I was able to restore XP with a recovery CD and XP is not running with no problems. However, it created a "My Backup XXXXX" directory that contains all of my files from recovery. Here is the problem, under the documents and settings, I can get to all the other users files but not the main name called "home". It says "access denied". I never had a password set to log into XP so I'm baffled as to why I can't access this directory. When it rebuilt XP it named the main user as "Owner". Any suggestions as to how I can get to these files?
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you'll probably need to Take ownership of the folder
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That worked!! Cool...now one other issue that seems to have creeped up. When I loaded pics from an sd card, I put them under the main directory that I now can get to. However, I shared the pics folder (my shared documents) and now I can't seem to find the pics. Since I shared them, are they gone? There is nothing under the shared pics now.
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