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Solved: File access problem

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  1. ally31

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    Have a PC which has failed - motherboard gone. Have removed the drive to rescue data and have used a 'Magic Bridge' to connect it to another desktop. When trying to access the users documents folder it says access denied message. Most folders are accessible but this one is not. Is there any way of accessing these files.?
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    Thanks for that - I haven't got a security tab to select.?? Running XP home edition?
     
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    NO

    but you have to start in safemode if you are running xp home
    then you will be able to see the security tab

    joan
     
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    Thanks for advice - I perssevered and it did work in safe mode. Is there a simpler method to get access to all the files?? Currently I am having to go to every folder,document etc to allow access. Is there a way of doing this freom the top down.?? From my knowledge I don't think there is but worth asking.??
     
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    Did you perhaps miss part of Step 4 in the MS article?

    If you do that on the top folder, it will be applied to everything inside that folder.

    Jerry
     
  8. ally31

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    Thanks TheOutcaste.Appears I did miss that bit. Will try that soon and post result..
     
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    All now resolved - Thanks to all for advice..
     
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