Corrupted User Profile - Can't open Folder

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netspert

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The keyboard settings in my user profile are corrupted, so I have tried to follow the instructions I've seen here and on MS for creating a new user account and copying files into it. The problem is that I cannot open the old user folder in Windows Explorer if I am in another user account. In fact, I can only see the folder from opening the hard drive, but I can see (and open) the other user account folders just by opening Explorer. All accounts are ADMIN, no passwords on any. Windows XP Pro SP2 - was updated from 98. When I try to open the folder from any other account, I get "Access Denied." How to get around this?
 

netspert

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My Bad!! I found a folder marked "Private" in that old user account. After eliminating that, I was able to move the stuff to the new account, and got the keyboard parameters to work. Lost all the cookies, but that's minor. However, after moving email folders the way Microsoft KB says to, I was missing thousands of old emails. Even though I hadn't yet deleted the old account, I finally found the missing mail folders in RECYCLER and imported from there. Case closed, but use caution in moving email folders between accounts!
 
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I thought "Private" folders were only in XP Home Edition... You can set individual permissions with XP Pro.
 
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