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Solved: After System Recovery Owner Documents Access Denied

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  1. wendyah

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    I performed a System Recovery. I installed Word and went to access my Owner documents from the Backup File that was created during the Recovery. However, I now get this error message: C:\My Backup-10-01-18 0912AM\Documents and Settings\Owner is not accessible. Access is denied. So I have LOST all of my work. However, I can easily access any and all files under the Guest profile. Can anyone help me figure out what happened to the Owner profile?

    thank you!
     
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    Thanks Joan. However, I have already tried this method and I can't get through all of the steps. Specifically, I don't even have a "Use simple File Sharing" box to uncheck. Does that mean it's already cleared?

    The Owner's Document's file currently shows that it's empty. Where did all of that data go? This is a terrible predicament.
     
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    Actually, just went through all of the steps. Same result. When I click on the Owner file under Documents and Settlings it says "Folder is Empty". How can I recover these lost files? Obviously there was a problem during the system recovery because I the other profiles such as my husband's and Guest are all there, just not mine. My profile was password protected and the others were not. That's the only thing I can even think of that was different.
     
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    It is only a permissions problem. You need to take ownership. Please read the directions again. Use the attached file above to make the Security tab appear.
     
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    I thought I had already posted this but it worked! THANK YOU!!! It didn't take the first two times I did the steps. I think something else is going on as I can no longer access the internet via my wireless connection but I have my files!!! Thank you!!!

    Best,
    Wendy
     
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    You are welcome to start a new thread about another problem.

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