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Accessing a user's "documents and settings" when it's "protected"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Akito, Sep 9, 2005.

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  1. Akito

    Akito Thread Starter

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    So I have my entire hard drive backed up to an image file. I had to format and put a new hard drive in my machine. All is fine and dandy, but when I try to access my user's folder in "documents and settings" on the mounted "image" all I get is "access is denied" - anyone know how to fix this, or get around it?
     
  2. smbd

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    What backup software do you use?
     
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  4. Akito

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    Hey guys

    I use acronis true image 8.0. I created a hard drive image on an external USB hard drive.

    Kitch - thanks for the info! For some reason, when I follow those steps (and I have disabled simple file sharing) I am still unable to take ownership of the file. On step 4 I am unable to see any names, everything is greyd out.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Unfortunately, you can't change any permissions in the Acronis mounted image. It is read-only. In order to access those files, you will need to restore the image to a partition and then use the above procedure to access the files through permissions configuration.

    Chances are that you won't be able to copy just the Documents folder to a drive and then access it as above, but you could try.
     
  6. Akito

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    Thanks Elvandil, I didn't even think about that, that they were read-only. Mucho Gracais.

    I think you're right, I'll have to restore it, I'm pretty sure a copy won't work, unless acronis has an extract feature. Hmmm..

    I'll try that and get back to you.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Please do. I'd be interested in how you make out since this sort of problem occurs from time to time.
     
  8. Akito

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    Sorry about the late, LATE reply.

    It did in fact work. After restoring the image to a different hard drive I was able to access the folder.

    MUCHO THANKS!
     
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