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HELP: Access to Documents and Settings/

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by philliyxx, May 6, 2007.

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  1. philliyxx

    philliyxx Thread Starter

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    Computer Information:

    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Version 2002, Service Pack 2

    HP AMD Turion 64 Mobile ML-34
    1.58 GHz 1GB RAM

    Recently I had to use PC recovery (hard drive not disks) because windows would not load due to registery files in the hive. I then chose the option not to delete anything but to replace what windows came with thinking I woud not loose any of my files.

    Now when I log in I had to create a new account. It's an administrative one, and when I looked for some of my files in My Documents and Settings I chose my old profile folder but it says it is empty and the message "access denied" pops up when I try and open it. My question is, Are those files deleted, or can I recover them?
     
  2. Skoad

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    Sure this is a stupid question, but did you check Control PAnel/Users just to make sure there arnt any other users loaded
     
  3. philliyxx

    philliyxx Thread Starter

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    Yes, thank you for responding fast. Sorry I should have searched around the forums a little more before i posted. I figured out that I didn't have ownership of the files and I am in the process of doing that now. This thread can be locked or closed or whatever.
     
  4. bearone2

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    are you sitting down?

    a while back i had to do a restore on my son's dell desktop but still wanted to access/retrieve files, pics/docs/etc before doing the restore, to include removing, then creating partitions/formatting the hd in the process of the restore.

    i used an old hd as master and jumpered his as a slave and used the restore cd to install xphome/sp2 on my hd thinking/hoping i could retrieve the files.

    i could get into doc/settings on the slaved hd but he and his mother had separate user accounts, which no longer existed.
    stuff could be seen in docs/settings but trying to open them, seeing "access denied" made them unreteivable.
     
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