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Tricky situation involving data recovery/security

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FrankToronto, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. FrankToronto

    FrankToronto Thread Starter

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    Computer A.
    Blue screened, few times a day till it died and wouldnt boot up again. Running XP

    Computer B.
    New PC with XP pro on it. I move the old dead hard drive from A to B and ran a checkdsk which appears to have fixed the original problem with the drive. All the data appears to be there, but in particular, I want to access my old "My Documents" folder. problem is, that folder is under the "Frank" folder of c:\documents and settings\ folder. When I try to access it, I'm getting an error that I don't have permissions. Fine, I say.. I log out and back in with my Administrator account, it's my damn PC, I should be able to get my data back, no dice. It still won't let me in, same error: "Access is Denied". I really want to back up this data, so I can fdisk, format and use it as scratch disk in my new PC. Anyone know how I can get past this?
     
  2. FrankToronto

    FrankToronto Thread Starter

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    update:
    I just got a step closer. From being logged in an administrator, I went to the comman prompt and typed: "CACLS /T Frank:F"
    Now, when logged in with my Frank account, I can see the directory structure under the Frank folder, which wasn't visible before, but I still can't get into th subdirectories :( damn
     
  3. FrankToronto

    FrankToronto Thread Starter

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    YAY!
    Log in an Administrator.
    Open My Computer
    Tools/Options, click the View Tab, scroll down the bottom, disable simple file sharing.

    Right-click/Properties on the parent folder what you want to access, click the security tab, Click the advanced button, then
    Select you Administrator account, click on the check mark for "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" and confirm.
    that it. Windows will then clear the ACL and give administrator full access.

    Sorry for the self responded post, but I didn't think I'd figure it out that quick! Hope it helps someone else..

    Frank
     
  4. BillC

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    You are welcome for the help. :) {chuckle,chuckle}
     
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