Windows Xp And Lost Files

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

SonicZepplin

Thread Starter
Joined
May 24, 2004
Messages
10
Hello;

I installed windows xp on computer and am now having a difficult time accessing all of my file in documents.

I know they are there because the hard drive is still reading what it was prior to installation.

Would any one there have any idea as to how I might get to them? Even after reinstalling other programs that are required I can not get them.

Am I totally F-cked
 
Joined
Jan 21, 2005
Messages
51
If you upgraded from 2000 in the C:\Documents and Settings directory is where your profiles are set up. Did you look in that directory? All your documents could be in a profile previous to the setup.
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2002
Messages
22,468
Can you give the details on how it was reloaded. For example a repair install or full install.

Can you open a cmd prompt and see what directory it shows you being in.
 

SonicZepplin

Thread Starter
Joined
May 24, 2004
Messages
10
I started with repair but ended up doing full install

CMD prompt say C:\docu and sett\owner

My stuff is in C:\doc and set\andrew
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2002
Messages
22,468
Kinda what I figured and opening the cmd prompt helped show that for you.

Now try copying the documents from your old users directory to the new one.
 

SonicZepplin

Thread Starter
Joined
May 24, 2004
Messages
10
I still can not get to files: access denied

I stARTED IN SAFE MODE AND AM NOW INADVANCED SECURITY SETTINGS HAVING A LOOK BUT ALL IS FOREIGN TO ME
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top