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How to Access prevoius windows file in new reinstalled windows7?

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Sehaj Jot

Sehaj Jot

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Respected Sir,I installed my windows 7 1 month ago and protected it with a password,after that i made many new word and notepad documents and copied data like songs and pics from cd's to pc.Whenever i saved or copied my files it was renamed in green text.Now i reinstalled my windows7 again and i now can't access all the files which i created or copied in my previous windows named in green text.They say to ask the administator or the owner of the file when i try to open it.Pls help me out .I would really be thankfull to you.
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Hi Sehaj Jot :)

I'm not sure why it would be in green text... I'm not familiar with that, but what you need to do is probably take ownership of the file.

In Vista and Windows 7 there is a nice registry edit that lets you easily do this.

  • Download TakeOwnership.zip HERE
  • Unzip the folder to a easy location to remember i.e. Your Desktop
  • Right Click on Add_Take_Ownership and select MERGE. Accept all OKs, etc.
  • Now go to the folder or files you are having problems with and right click
    on them and select "Take Ownership".
  • A Command Prompt will open and depending on the size of the folder it may
    take a millisecond to several minutes to take ownership of each file within the folder.
    It will close once it has completed.
  • Now you can access the file or folder with no problem.
Did that help? Good Luck and let me know how it goes. :thumbsup:

Better Tutorial Here... http://www.vistax64....-ownership.html

Edited by Ferrari, 17 March 2012 - 03:46 PM.

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