How to access user accounts

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I had a disk crash (MBR failure). I have a new disk now and re-installed
Windows XP Home and used a copy facility to transfer the accounts from
the old disk. 2 of the accounts had password protection (I know the
passwords). I can see all the files from the protected directories but
can't open any of them and get the error message

"The file is in use
This file is currently in use. Close the file, and then try to perform
the desired action again.

Error ID = 0x80070005, Remedy ID = 0x00000000"

Is there any way of modifying the registry to allow access to these
files?

Help much apprciated

Steve


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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    steve_fleet wrote:
    > I had a disk crash (MBR failure). I have a new disk now and
    > re-installed Windows XP Home and used a copy facility to transfer the
    > accounts from the old disk. 2 of the accounts had password protection
    > (I know the passwords). I can see all the files from the protected
    > directories but can't open any of them and get the error message
    >
    > "The file is in use
    > This file is currently in use. Close the file, and then try to perform
    > the desired action again.
    >
    > Error ID = 0x80070005, Remedy ID = 0x00000000"
    >
    > Is there any way of modifying the registry to allow access to these
    > files?

    In use is weird.. Usually access denied..
    Log in as an administrative user and take ownership of the files..

    As long as EFS is not involved:

    How to Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

    How to disable simplified sharing & set permissions
    on a shared folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307874

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    Thanks

    that was a great help. My son and I have managed to recover all our
    files that we had almost given up on.

    If you are ever in Fleet, Hampshire, send me a message and I'll buy you
    a beer (or tea if you prefer)

    Thanks again

    Steve


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    Thanks

    that was a great help. My son and I have managed to recover all our
    files that we had almost given up on.

    If you are ever in Fleet, Hampshire, send me a message and I'll buy you
    a beer (or tea if you prefer)

    Thanks again

    Steve


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