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Solved: Can't Restore My Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Crypttion, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. Crypttion

    Crypttion Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP, had MS AV Security on my computer, it messed up things pretty bad. I used PC recovery so as not to lose my files, after recovery I downloaded Malware Bytes, ran it and got rid of AV Security. As Malware Bytes was running, I noticed certain files of mine on the list as it was scanning my hard drive. So I know my files are still intact. When using the backup/restore utility that comes with Windows XP, none of my files or folders are listed in order to highlight and restore it. When Malware Bytes was running I took note on where my files are located, C:\UserData\Desktop\MyDownloads\etc\etc. When gettng to the User Data folder, I get a window that says "C:\UserData is not accessible . Access is denied." When using the Restore utility, I can open the UserData folder and open it's subfolders, where my files are supposed to be, but when I open the subfolders there are no files for me to check on in order for me to highlight and restore with the utility. I know these files exist because the amount of space on my hard drive is the same as before the PC Recovery. I would greatly appreciate any help I can get in order to restore my files as some of them have some sentimental value, pictures, all of my music, etc. Thank You, and Aloha ! Crypttion :)

    HP Pavilion a1606n
    200 GB Hard Drive
    Intel Pentium D Processor 805
    2.67 GHz, 0.99 GB of Ram
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Media Center Edition
    Version 2002 Service Pack 2
     
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  3. Crypttion

    Crypttion Thread Starter

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    Hey man ! Thank you for your help ! I have tried your suggestion and have successfully retrieved my files from the folder ! I guess when I did the recovery, the name of ownership changed and locked me out. A lesson learned ! Thank you very much ! Aloha !!!
     
  4. Elvandil

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    You're welcome.

    It's pretty easy to get locked out. But it's also pretty easy to get back in for those with Admin privileges. :D
     
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