Accounts in Limbo!

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illstudio

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My PC was giving me fits. I have my family (3) accounts on it and it has Xp home on it. I wanted to do a Repair install on it but when I went to reinstall XP home, it wouldnt accept the Product Key on the side of the PC for Home Ed..
So I reinstalled but used XP PRO instead.
The problem is now I can see our old accounts floating around but cant directly access the previous documents, songs, apps and such. When I try to copy the old acct. folders to the contents of the new account folders I get an error of in use or similar.
All my old XP home stuff is there but I cant access it!
Is there a way to restore to have access like previous to the XP pro installation?
help Thanks
 
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google taking ownership of files for your solution. Or look thru previous posts here for the links provided for your same issue.

This is a result of the new install and new accounts not having the same sid [security identifier] as those user sids attached to the files.
 

illstudio

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If I reinstall XP HOME (the correct one) will it link back to these correct accounts or will it just wipe out the old accounts with (new) empty contents?
 
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