Solved: I messed with partitions and lost

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DesertFoxCat

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OS: Windows XP Proffesional

My original plan was to install Linux on another partition on my computer. Creating the new partition went fine, but when I used the new one as the active partition, Linux wouldn't install correctly and I had to restart the computer.

Then I got an "operating system could not load correctly" error message so I had to install Windows a few times until I got where I am now.

Everything on my computer works fine, except when I try to access the documents from my old Windows installation.

The exact folder I'm trying to access is at the path C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel (Daniel was the name of my old account). I get the error message "C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel is not accessible. Access is denied."

Does anyone know how I can get into this folder, or at least how can I get my files out of it? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
 
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First of all you can only have one active partition on a computer. This is a rule set in stone, when you install any other operating system you want to look into a topic called, Dual boot.

For the file you can not access try this

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=308421
 
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