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Reinstalled WinXp, now can't access old User Folder

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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 6:30:13 PM

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

I had a user that was experiencing problems with Windows XP. I ended up
attempting a reinstall of WinXP over the old one. And, so far, the problems
seem fixed.

However, the previous users (Administrator, All Users, and "The" user), were
all recreated. So what I'd like to be able to do would be to "port" those
settings, etc. over to the new ones so I don't have to reinstall everything.

My biggest problem is that the primary user has ALL of their settings,
documents, email, etc. "locked" in the old User directory.

At the very least, I'd like to be able to "unlock" that directory.

David Stark
Anchorage Alaska
dstark@techpronetworks.com
Anonymous
September 3, 2004 4:37:42 AM

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

David Stark wrote:

> I had a user that was experiencing problems with Windows XP. I ended up
> attempting a reinstall of WinXP over the old one. And, so far, the problems
> seem fixed.
>
> However, the previous users (Administrator, All Users, and "The" user), were
> all recreated. So what I'd like to be able to do would be to "port" those
> settings, etc. over to the new ones so I don't have to reinstall everything.
>
> My biggest problem is that the primary user has ALL of their settings,
> documents, email, etc. "locked" in the old User directory.
>
> At the very least, I'd like to be able to "unlock" that directory.
Hi


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


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