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Windows Xp And Lost Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SonicZepplin, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. SonicZepplin

    SonicZepplin Thread Starter

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    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
     
  2. vwnmbus

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    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.
     
  3. SonicZepplin

    SonicZepplin Thread Starter

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    It was not uprgrade, just a reinstall.

    Had Xp, reloaded xp

    Any thoughts
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    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.
     
  5. SonicZepplin

    SonicZepplin Thread Starter

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    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
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    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.
     
  7. SonicZepplin

    SonicZepplin Thread Starter

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    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
     
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