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Lost Rights on my old files after a reninstall of xp

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  • External Drive
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
January 21, 2011 6:31:57 PM

Hello,
I reinstalled windows xp on another Hardrive and used my old one as a slave external drive but now I can't access my Old Personal files off the drive how do I get to access my old documents and files in windows xp pro

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a b 8 Security
January 21, 2011 6:39:34 PM

You need to log on as Administrator, take ownership of the files, and then give your account permission to them. Although you no doubt used the same username when you reinstalled XP, as far as Windows is concerned the old and new accounts are different users.
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January 21, 2011 6:49:08 PM

What he said search/google it on how to go about doing it.
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