Account unknown s-1 5-32 547 xp Tags: Computers Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: April 19, 2012 6:14 PM in Windows XP Share timaee April 19, 2012 3:30:10 PM Hello, So my computer crashed, not sure exactly why but i was able to remove the hard drive and attach it to another laptop running the same operating system windows xp. The drive is recognized and i can access program files and pretty much every folder EXCEPT "Documents and Settings". I followed the instructions for taking owneship of files and folders..and this appears to have been successful with all folders except D&S. When i check other folders i can open..I notice that Administrators is listed first in Groups or User Names. For D&S the first one listed is "acct. unknow s-1 5-32 547 . The folder is 22 gb... How do i get access to these files...much thanks More about : account unknown 547 hang-the-9 April 19, 2012 4:21:51 PM That account is the one that had rights to the files on the old system. What happens when you try to take ownership or change rights on that folder? timaee April 19, 2012 4:58:53 PM hang-the-9 said:That account is the one that had rights to the files on the old system. What happens when you try to take ownership or change rights on that folder? D&S on properties - security -advanced - Owner it shows my current login as Administrator. And Administrator has full privileges. I just noticed that on the other folders unknown user does not have any privileges...but has special privilges (that box is grayed out) with a check in it. Only difference i can find between the folders. much thanks Related resources Why is " Account Unknown(S-1-5-32-547 )" on XP Home? - Forum Documents and Settings will not open on external hard drive - Forum Can't find Advance Sytemcare to uninstall... - Forum performance with multi users? - Forum how to restrict users from playing video games? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hang-the-9 April 19, 2012 5:02:23 PM You did not answer the question though, what happens when you try to take owenership or change permissions on the folders? And make sure you select the option to apply it to all sub folders. timaee April 19, 2012 5:17:22 PM hang-the-9 said:You did not answer the question though, what happens when you try to take owenership or change permissions on the folders? And make sure you select the option to apply it to all sub folders. i applied to all folders and sub folders..no problem now on the D&S and other folders in general properties "hidden files" is checked. i can change this on other folders but not D&S. i get message error D&S/all users/ user.dmp hang-the-9 April 19, 2012 5:21:24 PM Just skip that file and continue. timaee April 19, 2012 5:28:23 PM ok..ignored that file. it was the only hangup. however...once i completed applying attributes it still shows hidden checked on the properties tab. it is greyed..not a hard check ?? hang-the-9 April 19, 2012 5:39:49 PM That just means that not all files are hidden. Can you get to the files? timaee April 19, 2012 5:46:49 PM nope... it shows 22gb in data but no folders or files. its attached to usb port...could it be that slow? i can open prorams whic is 5gb real quick hang-the-9 April 19, 2012 5:56:47 PM Turn on Show Hidden Files in the laptop. There is a virus that sets all user files to hidden, you may need to unckeck the hidden properties of that folder. timaee April 19, 2012 6:08:28 PM THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!! timaee April 19, 2012 6:10:01 PM NOW I JUST HAVE TO FIND THAT LITTLE BUGGER...WILL RUN MALWARE AND KILL HIM FOR ALL THIS FRUSTRATION!! You guys are great...very much appreciate your time and assistance.. hang-the-9 April 19, 2012 6:12:06 PM Malwarebytes catches it every time I ran it. Happens a lot at work. timaee April 19, 2012 6:14:09 PM Running now...you have a nice weekend..now i can get some work done Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDr Watson: Explorer Access Violation ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumUse multi account on widows xp at same time ForumOffice 2007 keeps configuring under users account ForumHow to run office 2007 from users account ForumUSB Phone ( voipvoice cyberphone k ) is Unknown Device ForumUnknown critical stop sound while browsing certain websites ForumLost administrator account password (XP Home) ForumI have create a limited account user and disable inbuilt administrator, when i e ForumWindows creates an account automatically ForumHow to change user name id in the irtctc account More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !