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July 19, 2005 1:24:01 PM

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Hi,
i just reinstalled my windows xp sp1....the problem is that in my older
windows i had made my users documents and settings folder private...i.e
c:\documents and settings\shreyank was not accessible by any other
user..
now in my new installation of xp i am not able to access my old folders
and files...and those are very important files...it says access
denied...i need those files urgently... :mad:  :mad:  :mad: 
plzzzz help.... :(  :( 

Shreyank


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Anonymous
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July 19, 2005 5:56:34 PM

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Shreyank wrote:

> Hi,
> i just reinstalled my windows xp sp1....the problem is that in my older
> windows i had made my users documents and settings folder private...i.e
> c:\documents and settings\shreyank was not accessible by any other
> user..
> now in my new installation of xp i am not able to access my old folders
> and files...and those are very important files...it says access
> denied...i need those files urgently... :mad:  :mad:  :mad: 
> plzzzz help.... :(  :( 
>
> Shreyank
>
Hi,

See if taking ownership helps:

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421


Note this one from KB308421:

<quote>
If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must
start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account
that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
</quote>



--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
October 15, 2010 8:42:03 PM

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

Hi,
i just reinstalled my windows xp sp1....the problem is that in my older
windows i had made my users documents and settings folder private...i.e
c:\documents and settings\shreyank was not accessible by any other
user..
now in my new installation of xp i am not able to access my old folders
and files...and those are very important files...it says access
denied...i need those files urgently... :mad:  :mad:  :mad: 
plzzzz help.... :(  :( 

Shreyank


--
Shreyank



FOR WINDOWS XP AND XP MEDIA EDITION....
START P.C IN SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING ONLY BY PRESSING F8 REPEATEDLY.. YOU MUST START IN SAFEMODE WITH NETWORKING. OK..

STEP 1. GO TO START AND SELECT FOLDER OR FILE YOU WISH TO ACCESS...EXAMPLE...OLD DISC STRUCTURE...THEN OPEN IT AS NORMAL...GO TO THE FOLDER YOU WISH TO ACCESS BY HIGHLIGHTING IT IN NORMAL WAY AND TRY OPENING IT...IF IT WILL NOT OPEN FOLLOW STEPS BELOW THAT APPLY TO FILES WITHIN FOLDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE FOLDER IN QUESTION.

STEP 2. ...HIGHLIGHT THE DOCUMENT YOU WANT TO ACCESS WITHIN THE FOLDER... THEN RIGHT CLICK IT TO BRING UP BOX AND CLICK ON PROPERTIES..

STEP 3...IN THE GENERAL TAB MAKE SURE HIDDEN AND READ ONLY ARE NOT TICKED..

STEP 4...THEN GO TO SECURITY TAB IN THE SAME WINDOW...AND CLICK IT...IT MAY SAY YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSIONAND NEW PAGE WILL POP UP...EITHER WAY THE NEXT INSTRUCTIONS APPLY...GROUP / USER NAME BOX WILL POP UP..CLICK ON ADVANCED TAB AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

STEP 5... AT BOTTOM OF PAGE CLICK ON ADVANCED TAB... GO TO OWNER TAB WITHIN THIS PAGE...CLICK ON HIGHLIGHTED TAB WITHIN THIS PAGE WHICH SHOWS YOUR NAME...DON'T WORRY ABOUT ADMINISTATOR AT THE MOMENT YOU WILL OVER-RIDE THIS LATER...THEN CLICK TAB - OK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE...

STEP 6..EFFECTIVE PERMISSIONS TAB IN WINDOW...GROUP / USERNAME BOX CLICK SELECT...NOW TYPE IN YOUR LOG IN NAME ..THE ONE YOU USE TO EITHER ADMINISTASTOR OR LOG ONTO P.C AFTER SWITCHING ON... EITHER WAY IT IS THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO HAS ADMINISTRATORS RIGHTS ONLY... I PERSONALLY USE MY OWN NAME FOR EXAMPLE.
THEN CLICK ON OK TAB..THEN ON NEXT PAGE OK AGAIN. IT WILL THEN OPEN AUTOMATICALLY A NEW BOX SHOWING SELECTIONS UNTICKED... TAKE OWNERSHIP ETC... THIS IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST SO MAKE SURE YOU CAN SEE THIS... AT THE TOP CLICK FULL CONTROL. CLICK ON APPLY AND OK.. OK AGAIN... NOW GO BACK TO ORIGINAL FILE YOU WISH TO SEE... CLOSING ALL BOX'S IN THE PROCESS.. AS IF JUST STARTING AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME AN EXTRA BOX APPEARS WHICH DIDN'T SHOW 1ST TIME AROUND... THIS IS WHAT OTHER ANSWERS DON'T TELL YOU THIS AND THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE FALL SHORT OF COMPLETING CORRECTLY... SO HERE GO'S...

STEP 7 START WITH FILE YOU WISH TO OPEN IN VIEW.. RIGHT CLICK AND PROPERTIES AS BEFORE...GO TO SECURITY TAB NEW BOX APPEARS NOW.. CLICK ON ADD...TYPE IN LOG NAME AS BEFORE AND FORGET ADMINISTATOR THAT IT SHOWS FOR TIME BEING...THEN CLICK OK

STEP 8. ABOVE YOUR NAME ADMINISTATOR IS STILL VISIBLE...HIGHLIGHT IT AND THEN REMOVE IT BY PRESSING REMOVE TAB...ON THE SAME PAGE NOW CLICK ADVANCED TAB AT BOTTOM..YOUR USER NAME IS NOW HIGHLIGHTED...CLICK ON EDIT TAB IN THIS PAGE...NOW SURPRISE... THE LIST IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL ETC... CLICK FULL CONTROL AT TOP OF LIST...CLICK APPLY...THEN OK...
YOUR DONE...
OTHER TOPS... IN PERMISSIONS TAB UNCLICK BOTH INHERIT FROM PARENT / REPLACE AS SOMETIMES THIS STOPS PROGRESS OF THE ABOVE ACTIONS.. SO MAYBE TRY THIS FIRST IF IT WONT ALLOW YOU ACCESS TO BEGIN WITH.... THE ABOVE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH AND EVERY FILE AND FOLDER YOU WISH TO SAVE... IT SEEMS LONG I KNOW... BUT AFTER A FEW TIMES YOU SOON GET THE HANG OF IT LIKE I DID...ALTHOUGH I TRIED IT WITH A FOLDER AND IT DON'T WORK SO DID IT ON ALL THE FILES I WISHED TO SAVE INSTEAD THEN SAVED TO C:// DRIVE OR MEMORY STICK AS NORMAL...
ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THE ABOVE TRY OPENING THE FILE IN SAFE MODE AND IT SHOULD WORK... IF NOT GO BACK AND DOUBLE CHECK THE ACTIONS... IF YOU CAN'T OPEN IT IN SAFE MODE THEN YOU CAN'T OPEN IT IN NORMAL MODE EITHER... I TRIED SO DON'T BOTHER I'M SAVING YOU A LITTLE TIME...

REPEAT THE ABOVE FOR ACCESS... IT WORKS WELL ALTHOUGH SOME PHOTO'S WERE LOST AS WELL AS IMAGES AS THE RESTORE SEEMS TO SCRAMBLE THESE UP... BUT FILES AND IMPORTANT DATA IN OTHER PROGRAMS WORKS FINE WORD DOCS ETC......

I KNOW ITS LONG WINDED BUT PATIENCE AND TIME PAYS OFF... FIRST TIME APPROX HALF HOUR... THEN BECOMES EASIER... NOW DOWN TO 5 MINS A FILE :) 
DON'T FORGET TO CLOSE BOX'S BEFORE DOING IT AGAIN AS THE EXTRA SERVICE BOX WON'T APPEAR IF YOU DON'T TO GIVE YOU OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL...
DON'T FORGET...
FILE..PROPERTIES AND CHECK LIST AS ABOVE THEN START AGAIN...BACK TO FILE PROPERTIES AND CHECK LIST AS ABOVE BUT THIS TIME WITH EXTRA BOX VISIBLE TO ALLOW FULL ACCESS AND OWNERSHIP TICK THESE AND OK
BEST WISHES HOPE THIS HELPS GUYS
JYE
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October 15, 2010 8:52:15 PM


FOR WINDOWS XP AND XP MEDIA EDITION.... :sarcastic: 
START P.C IN SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING ONLY BY PRESSING F8 REPEATEDLY.. YOU MUST START IN SAFEMODE WITH NETWORKING. OK..

STEP 1. GO TO START AND SELECT FOLDER OR FILE YOU WISH TO ACCESS...EXAMPLE...OLD DISC STRUCTURE...THEN OPEN IT AS NORMAL...GO TO THE FOLDER YOU WISH TO ACCESS BY HIGHLIGHTING IT IN NORMAL WAY AND TRY OPENING IT...IF IT WILL NOT OPEN FOLLOW STEPS BELOW THAT APPLY TO FILES WITHIN FOLDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE FOLDER IN QUESTION.

STEP 2. ...HIGHLIGHT THE DOCUMENT YOU WANT TO ACCESS WITHIN THE FOLDER... THEN RIGHT CLICK IT TO BRING UP BOX AND CLICK ON PROPERTIES..

STEP 3...IN THE GENERAL TAB MAKE SURE HIDDEN AND READ ONLY ARE NOT TICKED..

STEP 4...THEN GO TO SECURITY TAB IN THE SAME WINDOW...AND CLICK IT...IT MAY SAY YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSIONAND NEW PAGE WILL POP UP...EITHER WAY THE NEXT INSTRUCTIONS APPLY...GROUP / USER NAME BOX WILL POP UP..CLICK ON ADVANCED TAB AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

STEP 5... AT BOTTOM OF PAGE CLICK ON ADVANCED TAB... GO TO OWNER TAB WITHIN THIS PAGE...CLICK ON HIGHLIGHTED TAB WITHIN THIS PAGE WHICH SHOWS YOUR NAME...DON'T WORRY ABOUT ADMINISTATOR AT THE MOMENT YOU WILL OVER-RIDE THIS LATER...THEN CLICK TAB - OK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE...

STEP 6..EFFECTIVE PERMISSIONS TAB IN WINDOW...GROUP / USERNAME BOX CLICK SELECT...NOW TYPE IN YOUR LOG IN NAME ..THE ONE YOU USE TO EITHER ADMINISTASTOR OR LOG ONTO P.C AFTER SWITCHING ON... EITHER WAY IT IS THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO HAS ADMINISTRATORS RIGHTS ONLY... I PERSONALLY USE MY OWN NAME FOR EXAMPLE.
THEN CLICK ON OK TAB..THEN ON NEXT PAGE OK AGAIN. IT WILL THEN OPEN AUTOMATICALLY A NEW BOX SHOWING SELECTIONS UNTICKED... TAKE OWNERSHIP ETC... THIS IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST SO MAKE SURE YOU CAN SEE THIS... AT THE TOP CLICK FULL CONTROL. CLICK ON APPLY AND OK.. OK AGAIN... NOW GO BACK TO ORIGINAL FILE YOU WISH TO SEE... CLOSING ALL BOX'S IN THE PROCESS.. AS IF JUST STARTING AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME AN EXTRA BOX APPEARS WHICH DIDN'T SHOW 1ST TIME AROUND... THIS IS WHAT OTHER ANSWERS DON'T TELL YOU THIS AND THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE FALL SHORT OF COMPLETING CORRECTLY... SO HERE GO'S...

STEP 7 START WITH FILE YOU WISH TO OPEN IN VIEW.. RIGHT CLICK AND PROPERTIES AS BEFORE...GO TO SECURITY TAB NEW BOX APPEARS NOW.. CLICK ON ADD...TYPE IN LOG NAME AS BEFORE AND FORGET ADMINISTATOR THAT IT SHOWS FOR TIME BEING...THEN CLICK OK

STEP 8. ABOVE YOUR NAME ADMINISTATOR IS STILL VISIBLE...HIGHLIGHT IT AND THEN REMOVE IT BY PRESSING REMOVE TAB...ON THE SAME PAGE NOW CLICK ADVANCED TAB AT BOTTOM..YOUR USER NAME IS NOW HIGHLIGHTED...CLICK ON EDIT TAB IN THIS PAGE...NOW SURPRISE... THE LIST IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL ETC... CLICK FULL CONTROL AT TOP OF LIST...CLICK APPLY...THEN OK...
YOUR DONE...
OTHER TOPS... IN PERMISSIONS TAB UNCLICK BOTH INHERIT FROM PARENT / REPLACE AS SOMETIMES THIS STOPS PROGRESS OF THE ABOVE ACTIONS.. SO MAYBE TRY THIS FIRST IF IT WONT ALLOW YOU ACCESS TO BEGIN WITH.... THE ABOVE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH AND EVERY FILE AND FOLDER YOU WISH TO SAVE... IT SEEMS LONG I KNOW... BUT AFTER A FEW TIMES YOU SOON GET THE HANG OF IT LIKE I DID...ALTHOUGH I TRIED IT WITH A FOLDER AND IT DON'T WORK SO DID IT ON ALL THE FILES I WISHED TO SAVE INSTEAD THEN SAVED TO C:// DRIVE OR MEMORY STICK AS NORMAL...
ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THE ABOVE TRY OPENING THE FILE IN SAFE MODE AND IT SHOULD WORK... IF NOT GO BACK AND DOUBLE CHECK THE ACTIONS... IF YOU CAN'T OPEN IT IN SAFE MODE THEN YOU CAN'T OPEN IT IN NORMAL MODE EITHER... I TRIED SO DON'T BOTHER I'M SAVING YOU A LITTLE TIME...

REPEAT THE ABOVE FOR ACCESS... IT WORKS WELL ALTHOUGH SOME PHOTO'S WERE LOST AS WELL AS IMAGES AS THE RESTORE SEEMS TO SCRAMBLE THESE UP... BUT FILES AND IMPORTANT DATA IN OTHER PROGRAMS WORKS FINE WORD DOCS ETC......

I KNOW ITS LONG WINDED BUT PATIENCE AND TIME PAYS OFF... FIRST TIME APPROX HALF HOUR... THEN BECOMES EASIER... NOW DOWN TO 5 MINS A FILE :) 
DON'T FORGET TO CLOSE BOX'S BEFORE DOING IT AGAIN AS THE EXTRA SERVICE BOX WON'T APPEAR IF YOU DON'T TO GIVE YOU OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL...
DON'T FORGET...
FILE..PROPERTIES AND CHECK LIST AS ABOVE THEN START AGAIN...BACK TO FILE PROPERTIES AND CHECK LIST AS ABOVE BUT THIS TIME WITH EXTRA BOX VISIBLE TO ALLOW FULL ACCESS AND OWNERSHIP TICK THESE AND OK...IF YOU DON'T DO THIS PROCESS TWICE YOU WON'T GET THE EXTRA BOX TO ALLOW FULL ACCESS AND OWNERSHIP (fact)
BEST WISHES HOPE THIS HELPS GUYS
:non: 
JYE
October 15, 2010 9:28:01 PM

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

Shreyank wrote:

> Hi,
> i just reinstalled my windows xp sp1....the problem is that in my older
> windows i had made my users documents and settings folder private...i.e
> c:\documents and settings\shreyank was not accessible by any other
> user..
> now in my new installation of xp i am not able to access my old folders
> and files...and those are very important files...it says access
> denied...i need those files urgently... :mad:  :mad:  :mad: 
> plzzzz help.... :(  :( 
>
> Shreyank
>
Hi,

See if taking ownership helps:

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421


Note this one from KB308421:

<quote>
If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must
start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account
that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
</quote>



--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...



AFTER ALL MY LOOKING AROUND ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB... I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM... I SPENT HOURS AND HOURS TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT AND FINALLY GOT IT TO WORK... SO ANYONE WHO HAS THIS PROBLEM AFTER SYSTEM RESTORE FOR EXAMPLE... I HAVE TRIED TO EXPLAIN IT IN A STEP BY STEP WAY... WHICH I FOUND NO OTHER SITE DOING AND IN TURN LEAVES YOU WITH THE SAME PROBLEM... THE SOLUTION IS TO DO IT TWICE.. 2ND TIME ROUND A NEW BOX APPEARS WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL PAGE...

FOR WINDOWS XP AND XP MEDIA EDITION....ALTHOUGH PROCESS IS THE SAME FOR ALL P.C'S I THINK....
HERE WE BEGIN....

START P.C IN SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING ONLY BY PRESSING F8 REPEATEDLY.. YOU MUST START IN SAFEMODE WITH NETWORKING. OK..

STEP 1. GO TO START AND SELECT FOLDER OR FILE YOU WISH TO ACCESS... FOR EXAMPLE...OLD DISC STRUCTURE...THEN TRY TO OPEN IT AS NORMAL IF IT WON'T OPEN TRY THE PROCESS BELOW TO ACCESS CONTENTS OF FOLDER FIRST...GO TO THE FOLDER YOU WISH TO ACCESS BY HIGHLIGHTING IT IN NORMAL WAY AND TRY OPENING IT...IF IT WILL NOT OPEN FOLLOW STEPS BELOW THAT APPLY TO FILES WITHIN FOLDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE FOLDER IN QUESTION. ONCE ACCESS TO FOLDER IS GAINED YOU MUST DO THESE PROCEDURES TWICE FOR EACH AND EVERY FILE BEFORE YOU CAN OPEN IT WITH OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL...

STEP 2. ...HIGHLIGHT THE DOCUMENT YOU WANT TO ACCESS WITHIN THE FOLDER... THEN RIGHT CLICK IT TO BRING UP BOX AND CLICK ON PROPERTIES..

STEP 3...IN THE GENERAL TAB MAKE SURE HIDDEN AND READ ONLY ARE NOT TICKED..

STEP 4...THEN GO TO SECURITY TAB IN THE SAME WINDOW...AND CLICK IT...IT MAY SAY YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION AND NEW PAGE WILL POP UP AUTOMATICALLY...EITHER WAY THE NEXT INSTRUCTIONS APPLY...GROUP / USER NAME BOX WILL POP UP..CLICK ON THE ADVANCED TAB AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

STEP 5... AT BOTTOM OF PAGE CLICK ON ADVANCED TAB... GO TO OWNER TAB ON THIS PAGE...CLICK ON HIGHLIGHTED TAB WITHIN THIS PAGE WHICH SHOWS YOUR NAME...DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE SHOWN ADMINISTATOR NAME FOR THE MOMENT YOU WILL OVER-RIDE THIS AND DELETE IT LATER...THEN CLICK THE TAB SAYING- OK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE...

STEP 6..EFFECTIVE PERMISSIONS TAB IN WINDOW...GROUP / USERNAME BOX CLICK SELECT...NOW TYPE IN YOUR LOG IN NAME ..THE ONE YOU USE TO EITHER ADMINISTASTOR OR LOG ONTO P.C AFTER SWITCHING ON... EITHER WAY IT IS THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO HAS ADMINISTRATORS RIGHTS ONLY... I PERSONALLY USE MY OWN NAME FOR EXAMPLE.
THEN CLICK ON OK TAB..THEN ON NEXT PAGE OK AGAIN. IT WILL THEN OPEN AUTOMATICALLY A NEW BOX SHOWING SELECTIONS UNTICKED... TAKE OWNERSHIP IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST SO MAKE SURE YOU CAN SEE THIS... AT THE TOP OF LIST CLICK FULL CONTROL. CLICK ON APPLY AND OK.. OK AGAIN... NOW GO BACK TO ORIGINAL FILE YOU WISH TO SEE... CLOSING ALL BOX'S IN THE PROCESS.. AS IF JUST STARTING AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME AROUND AN EXTRA BOX WILL APPEAR WHICH DIDN'T SHOW 1ST TIME AROUND... THIS IS WHAT OTHER ANSWERS DON'T TELL YOU THIS AND THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE FALL SHORT OF COMPLETING CORRECTLY... SO HERE GO'S...

STEP 7 START WITH FILE YOU WISH TO OPEN IN VIEW AS WE DID BEFORE AT THE BEGINNING.. RIGHT CLICK AND PROPERTIES AS BEFORE...GO TO SECURITY TAB BUT THIS TIME A NEW BOX APPEARS NOW.. CLICK ON ADD...TYPE IN LOG NAME AS BEFORE AND STILL FORGET THE ADMINISTATOR THAT IT SHOWS FOR TIME BEING...THEN CLICK OK

STEP 8. ABOVE YOUR NAME YOU JUST PUT IN THE ORIGINAL ADMINISTATOR NAME OR USER NAME IS STILL VISIBLE...HIGHLIGHT IT AND THEN REMOVE IT BY PRESSING REMOVE TAB...ON THE SAME PAGE NOW CLICK ADVANCED TAB AT BOTTOM..YOUR USER NAME IS NOW HIGHLIGHTED...CLICK ON EDIT TAB IN THIS PAGE...NOW SURPRISE :D  ... THE LIST IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL ETC... CLICK FULL CONTROL AT TOP OF LIST...CLICK APPLY...THEN OK...
YOUR DONE...THEN APPLY...ALWAYS CLICK APPLY AT EACH STAGE AND THEN OK... OR IT WON'T WORK AND IT WON'T REMEMBER YOUR CHANGES.
:bounce:  OTHER TIPS TO CONSIDER... IN PERMISSIONS TAB UNCLICK BOTH INHERIT FROM PARENT / REPLACE AS SOMETIMES THIS STOPS PROGRESS OF THE ABOVE ACTIONS.. SO MAYBE TRY THIS FIRST IF IT WONT ALLOW YOU ACCESS TO BEGIN WITH.... THE ABOVE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH AND EVERY FILE AND FOLDER YOU WISH TO SAVE... IT SEEMS LONG I KNOW... BUT AFTER A FEW TIMES YOU SOON GET THE HANG OF IT LIKE I DID...ALTHOUGH I TRIED IT WITH A FOLDER AND IT DON'T WORK SO DID IT ON ALL THE FILES I WISHED TO SAVE INSTEAD THEN SAVED TO C:// DRIVE OR MEMORY STICK AS NORMAL...

ONCE YOU HAVE DONE THE ABOVE TRY OPENING THE FILE IN SAFE MODE AND IT SHOULD WORK... IF NOT GO BACK AND DOUBLE CHECK THE ACTIONS... IF YOU CAN'T OPEN IT IN SAFE MODE THEN YOU CAN'T OPEN IT IN NORMAL MODE EITHER... I TRIED SO DON'T BOTHER I'M SAVING YOU A LITTLE TIME...

REPEAT THE ABOVE FOR ACCESS TO ALL FILES... IT WORKS WELL ALTHOUGH SOME PHOTO'S WERE LOST AS WELL AS IMAGES AS THE RESTORE SEEMS TO SCRAMBLE THESE UP... BUT FILES AND IMPORTANT DATA IN OTHER PROGRAMS WORKS FINE WORD DOCS ETC......

I KNOW IT SEEMS A LONG PROCESS BUT TRUST ME THE PATIENCE AND TIME PAYS OFF... FIRST TIME APPROX HALF HOUR... THEN BECOMES EASIER... NOW DOWN TO 5 MINS A FILE :) 
DON'T FORGET TO CLOSE ALL THE BOX'S BEFORE REPEATING PROCESS AGAIN AS THE EXTRA SERVICE BOX WON'T APPEAR IF YOU DON'T DO IT TWICE...A MISTAKE I WAS DOING FOR DAYS IF YOU DON'T DO THIS TWICE IT WILL NOT GIVE YOU OWNERSHIP AND FULL CONTROL RIGHTS...
DON'T FORGET...
FILE..PROPERTIES AND CHECK LIST AS ABOVE THEN START AGAIN...BACK TO FILE PROPERTIES AND CHECK LIST AS ABOVE BUT THIS TIME WITH EXTRA BOX VISIBLE TO ALLOW FULL ACCESS AND OWNERSHIP TICK THESE AND OK
BEST WISHES HOPE THIS HELPS GUYS
JYE
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