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mustremember

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To begin with. My Hal.dl file ended up missing, so I got an error and had to reinstall windows, bla bla bla bla.
I didn't lose all my data, and just reinstalled windows. I had to reinstall all my programs again, and everything went swell, untill I hit one problem. I had a ton of data (over 15 GB of pictures/music, etc) on my desktop. Since it was on my desktop, I now have my previous user folder in my documents, and I am un able to open it, delete it, rename it, etc. I know that the data is still there because when I check how much of my drive is taken up, it is obvious. (22.2 GB DOES NOT just disapear) And now comes my question. How do I gain access to this folder???

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. My e-mail is [email protected], if you need further information. Thankyou very much.

-Scott
 

awalker0878

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ntfs security permissions are screwed up since the account no longer exists for that profile. You are going to have take ownership of the files.

First turn simple file sharing off if on (my computer/tools/folder options/view/make sure use simple file sharing is unchecked

Second right click on folder User Profile you are unable to access in Documents And Settings select properties/security/advanced/owner/select your user account/check replace owner on subcontainers and objects/apply/ok

Now you should be able to access your files!!!!
 
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