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Marijuano

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i recently had to reinstall windows XP because it wouldn't boot up no matter what i tried, i made the mistake of overwriting the old windows so now my docs is kinda messed up.
my problem is that on my old desktop, i had a folder called "Temp" which i used to stop my desktop getting cluttered up so theres quite a lot of good stuff in there, but when ever i try to open it it says the directory is not accessible, access denied.
i tried using command prompt to access it or rename it or simply move it and it tells me access denied. there is no encryption or password on it and i know it exists as does its contents because i used some software to take a look at it (software simply makes a pie chart of how the space on your drive is used, i just set it to that particular folder).

does any1 know of how i can get into this non accessible folder?
 
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Are you using NTFS?


Try this: Go to Folder Options>view and remove the check from simple file sharing

Right-click the folder and choose "sharing and secruity"

Click "security" and then "advanced"

Click Owner tab and make yourself the owner. Check "replace owner etc." box
 

Marijuano

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yeah, i am using NTFS.

it hasn't worked, in view in folder options there is no simple file sharing option and nothing saying security once i've gone into 'sharing and security'.
might they only be on XP pro? because im using home.
 
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