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Accessing old user files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by beau.krieg, May 21, 2006.

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  1. beau.krieg

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    Hi

    I recently upgraded my computer's CPU/Motherboard/RAM etc however, after plugging in my old hard drives, Windows failed to load. In an effort to save my old files I reinstalled windows XP on my secondary hard drive, hoping to access my original hard drive's files through the reinstalled version of windows. Everything went according to plan except when trying to access the old 'My Documents' folder, and the computer says 'Access denied,' probably because that folder was declared private on my old network and because the user account was password protected. Please help me retrieve my old files! :)

    Ta

    Beau
     
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    Thanks for the link but unfortunately, the option of ''use Simple File Sharing" doesn't exist under folder options, and the so called, 'security tab' doesn't either, so we're back to square 1.
     
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    The security tab won't show up until you have unticked "use simple file sharing"

    Double check, it should be there.
     
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    Yeah, its definately not there, I got my dad to double check it, and have checked the other computer and the 'Use Simple File Sharing' option isn't there.
     
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    If you are running Windows XP Home, you will have to boot into Safe Mode to see the security tab using the fix from Microsoft that I linked.
     
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