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How to re-create permissions on folder in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mydssbin, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. mydssbin

    mydssbin Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2006
    My XP computer crashed!! So I bought a new HD and installed fresh copy of XP and slaved the old drive. On that XP drive, that crashed, I had a folder with all my data that I had password protected.

    I have recreated the same user and PW and still unable to get into the folder. I searched the net and found this article on the MS web site.

    on point #2 it says click the security tab to take ownership; but security tab does not show up.

    Can someone help me out?

  2. Augie65


    Mar 23, 2005
    That is on XP Pro, in Windows XP Home, you have to enter safe mode (Tap F8 at boot and select safe mode), and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
  3. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
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