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Hi people

I have a laptop hard disk inside a caddy, of which im accessing over USB, it has all my XP files and folders on it, but i cannot get into my own directory (the C:\documents and settings\ben folder).

I am currently at college, and need to access the folder, my username at college, does not match the username of the folder on the drive.

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XP home or Pro (on this machine)?
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Botht he laptop HDD is on XP Pro, as is the machine im on now. howevar with it being a college machine, i am restricted in what i can do with it.

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right click the folder, choose SHARING AND SECURITY, go to SECURITY, choose ADVANCED button, go to OWNER...select your self, check

replace owner on subcontainers and objects

Click APPLY

you shoudl be able to get your stuff
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[bleep], i do not have access to the sharing and security section.

Any other ways at all?

Edit: don't change things when the forum edits them...it shows up as [bleep] for a reason

Edited by dsenette, 06 February 2006 - 08:23 AM.

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If you are on a school-controlled network, you should have a network account and a local machine account...use the latter.

At log in screen, under options, choose (name) this LOCAL MACHINE
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did you try the follwoing method:

\\computername(or IP)\driveletter$

it should prompt you for a username and password (need admin permission) which would give u access to the root of your drive.
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