I have since installed a new HD, loaded WinXP SP2 (the old corrupt drive also had WinXP SP2) and I have the old drive hooked up to another IDE connector. I can view the entire old drives contents, except for the files in My Documents.
Now I have done some research on this and apparently this is a program called cacls and xcacls. I have tried to use both and it unlocked access to My Documents.
I still cannot view any of the sub dirs though, which I need files from.
So I can now access
F:\Documents and Settings\Cooltown
but I cannot access
F:\Documents and Settings\Cooltown\My Documents
or any other dir within the Cooltown dir.
I have tried using the same command I used to unlock the Cooltown dir, or rather take control of it or whatever it is called lol. It keeps telling me access denied when I try it with these other dirs. Can anyone help plz?