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help w/password protected files.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sbgamecock, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. sbgamecock

    sbgamecock Thread Starter

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    My old computer died a couple months ago, I have saved the hard drive and am now using it as a slave drive on a new computer . I have about 2 years of old files i had saved on that hard drive under a password protected profile that I am now unable to access. I have read that the only way to access this is with xp pro, I have xp home, can anyone help?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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  3. Augie65

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    With XP Home, you have to enter Safe Mode to have access to the Security tab mentioned in the link that kiwiguy posted.
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    The KB article does state that.
     
  5. Augie65

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    Squashman,
    I know, but I have recommended this link many times and you would be surprised (or maybe not) how many fail to read that and post back that they couldn't find the Security tab.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    If you encrypted those files, say goodbye to them. OTOH, if it's just a password issue, the solution is already here. :)
     
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