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Any way to access "C:\Documents and Settings" directory?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aabb, Nov 24, 2008.

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    After my home built Vista PC's boot drive failed I rebuilt the system on a new HDD with XP sp2. After getting the system back I discovered that my failed Vista boot drive was still mountable as a non-boot drive. I can get to most everything on the drive except I can't get to anything under the C:\Documents and Settings directory. I get access denied messages.

    Is there anyway to recover anything in those directories?

    Thanks!!
     
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    I read through the 308421 instructions, which lead me to the 304449 instructions ((Disable simple file sharing) - which I followed.

    Every directory on the old boot drive now has a security tab EXCEPT the Documents and settings directory. That directory and several others are greyed out, but I can get into all except docs & settings (System Volume Information required me to add my account and provide permissions to get in). Any ideas?
     
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