Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

How to access user accounts

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 10:21:08 PM

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

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


--
steve_fleet
------------------------------------------------------------------------
steve_fleet's Profile: http://www.msusenet.com/member.php?userid=1487
View this thread: http://www.msusenet.com/t-1870446728

More about : access user accounts

Anonymous
May 21, 2005 12:03:44 AM

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

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
Anonymous
May 21, 2005 12:33:15 PM

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

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


--
steve_fleet
------------------------------------------------------------------------
steve_fleet's Profile: http://www.msusenet.com/member.php?userid=1487
View this thread: http://www.msusenet.com/t-1870446728
Anonymous
May 21, 2005 12:33:15 PM

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

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


--
steve_fleet
------------------------------------------------------------------------
steve_fleet's Profile: http://www.msusenet.com/member.php?userid=1487
View this thread: http://www.msusenet.com/t-1870446728
!