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Documents and Settings will not open on external hard drive

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April 19, 2012 3:50:49 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

April 22, 2012 6:44:30 AM

timaee said:
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

Have you tried dragging it to the shared documents folder ?
Here are some pertinent links to the account unknown....
http://www.bing.com/search?q=folder+acct.+unknow+s-1+5-...
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