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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
November 11, 2004 4:40:15 PM

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I had Windows XP Pro on my comupter with two users setup. It crashed. Then
I installed Windows XP Home Edition without wiping the disk so the original
files were still there. But now I can access those files, it says 'Access
Denied' even though I am the computer administrator. Any ideas or help would
be great. Thanks in advance.

-Harbir

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
November 11, 2004 7:12:09 PM

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

Harbir wrote:
> I had Windows XP Pro on my comupter with two users setup. It crashed. Then
> I installed Windows XP Home Edition without wiping the disk so the original
> files were still there. But now I can access those files, it says 'Access
> Denied' even though I am the computer administrator. Any ideas or help would
> be great. Thanks in advance.
>
> -Harbir
Probably need to take ownership of the files.
Check the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

gls858
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
November 11, 2004 11:03:16 PM

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

Hi,

You need to take ownership of them. Right-click the folder, select
properties. Go to the security tab and click advanced. You can take control
of the folders on the owner tab. For the security tab to appear in a WinXP
Pro system, you must disable simple file sharing in the control panel/folder
options/view tab. For a WinXP Home system, you must restart in safe mode and
logon as administrator. More details here:

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP [Q308421]
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

An additional note for WinXP Pro users: This procedure will not help you
recover data if the files are encrypted. All you will be able to do is
delete them. To recover encrypted files you will need the original
encryption certificate or a Recovery Agent from the installation under which
they were encrypted. Without one of these, the files are not recoverable.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Harbir" <Harbir@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I had Windows XP Pro on my comupter with two users setup. It crashed.
>Then
> I installed Windows XP Home Edition without wiping the disk so the
> original
> files were still there. But now I can access those files, it says 'Access
> Denied' even though I am the computer administrator. Any ideas or help
> would
> be great. Thanks in advance.
>
> -Harbir
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