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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 2:07:01 AM

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

After becoming more familiar with XP, I found myself paranoid about keeping
my computer security up. Consequently, I ended up messing around with some
of the policy settings on my XP Pro computer and basically locked myself out
by not allowing any user to log on "interactively." In order to get the
files off of my computer I did a parallel installation of XP Home (I can't
seem to locate my original XP Pro CD that shipped with my Dell) in a seperate
folder within the same root directory. While this gave me the ability to
view and transfer all of my documents into the new installation, I was unable
to view or open a folder containing a couple grand in program installation
files because I had set the folder attributes to "read only" while acting as
an administrator in the prior, and now, messed-up installation of XP Pro.
Now I don't know how I'm going to get all of those program files because I
keep getting the "Access Denied" error when I try to do anything with them
from the parallel install.
I've tried clearing the read only attributes from the XP Home
installation in all modes, but the settings won't seem to stick. I have
litterally spent days trying to figure this out, but I'm at my witts end. I
would greatly appreciate any advice or direction from a XP guru.
September 2, 2005 10:42:41 AM

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

See if this helps..
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp
In XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to see the security tab. In XP Pro
you have to disable simple file sharing.

"SlaptedAss" <SlaptedAss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:84C9F8A7-1735-4756-BB19-DF3753ADEB26@microsoft.com...
> After becoming more familiar with XP, I found myself paranoid about
> keeping
> my computer security up. Consequently, I ended up messing around with
> some
> of the policy settings on my XP Pro computer and basically locked myself
> out
> by not allowing any user to log on "interactively." In order to get the
> files off of my computer I did a parallel installation of XP Home (I can't
> seem to locate my original XP Pro CD that shipped with my Dell) in a
> seperate
> folder within the same root directory. While this gave me the ability to
> view and transfer all of my documents into the new installation, I was
> unable
> to view or open a folder containing a couple grand in program installation
> files because I had set the folder attributes to "read only" while acting
> as
> an administrator in the prior, and now, messed-up installation of XP Pro.
> Now I don't know how I'm going to get all of those program files because I
> keep getting the "Access Denied" error when I try to do anything with them
> from the parallel install.
> I've tried clearing the read only attributes from the XP Home
> installation in all modes, but the settings won't seem to stick. I have
> litterally spent days trying to figure this out, but I'm at my witts end.
> I
> would greatly appreciate any advice or direction from a XP guru.
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:54:01 AM

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

Ricky,

Man...thanks a TON. It worked like a charm. You saved me a ton of
money and time. Thanks again.

"Ricky" wrote:

> See if this helps..
> How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp
> In XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to see the security tab. In XP Pro
> you have to disable simple file sharing.
>
> "SlaptedAss" <SlaptedAss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:84C9F8A7-1735-4756-BB19-DF3753ADEB26@microsoft.com...
> > After becoming more familiar with XP, I found myself paranoid about
> > keeping
> > my computer security up. Consequently, I ended up messing around with
> > some
> > of the policy settings on my XP Pro computer and basically locked myself
> > out
> > by not allowing any user to log on "interactively." In order to get the
> > files off of my computer I did a parallel installation of XP Home (I can't
> > seem to locate my original XP Pro CD that shipped with my Dell) in a
> > seperate
> > folder within the same root directory. While this gave me the ability to
> > view and transfer all of my documents into the new installation, I was
> > unable
> > to view or open a folder containing a couple grand in program installation
> > files because I had set the folder attributes to "read only" while acting
> > as
> > an administrator in the prior, and now, messed-up installation of XP Pro.
> > Now I don't know how I'm going to get all of those program files because I
> > keep getting the "Access Denied" error when I try to do anything with them
> > from the parallel install.
> > I've tried clearing the read only attributes from the XP Home
> > installation in all modes, but the settings won't seem to stick. I have
> > litterally spent days trying to figure this out, but I'm at my witts end.
> > I
> > would greatly appreciate any advice or direction from a XP guru.
>
>
>
September 3, 2005 1:36:59 PM

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

You're welcome..I'm glad it helped. :-)

"SlaptedAss" <SlaptedAss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4DCAD915-C707-41A9-A55C-57D5560A5447@microsoft.com...
> Ricky,
>
> Man...thanks a TON. It worked like a charm. You saved me a ton of
> money and time. Thanks again.
>
> "Ricky" wrote:
>
>> See if this helps..
>> How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp
>> In XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to see the security tab. In XP
>> Pro
>> you have to disable simple file sharing.
>>
>> "SlaptedAss" <SlaptedAss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:84C9F8A7-1735-4756-BB19-DF3753ADEB26@microsoft.com...
>> > After becoming more familiar with XP, I found myself paranoid about
>> > keeping
>> > my computer security up. Consequently, I ended up messing around with
>> > some
>> > of the policy settings on my XP Pro computer and basically locked
>> > myself
>> > out
>> > by not allowing any user to log on "interactively." In order to get
>> > the
>> > files off of my computer I did a parallel installation of XP Home (I
>> > can't
>> > seem to locate my original XP Pro CD that shipped with my Dell) in a
>> > seperate
>> > folder within the same root directory. While this gave me the ability
>> > to
>> > view and transfer all of my documents into the new installation, I was
>> > unable
>> > to view or open a folder containing a couple grand in program
>> > installation
>> > files because I had set the folder attributes to "read only" while
>> > acting
>> > as
>> > an administrator in the prior, and now, messed-up installation of XP
>> > Pro.
>> > Now I don't know how I'm going to get all of those program files
>> > because I
>> > keep getting the "Access Denied" error when I try to do anything with
>> > them
>> > from the parallel install.
>> > I've tried clearing the read only attributes from the XP Home
>> > installation in all modes, but the settings won't seem to stick. I
>> > have
>> > litterally spent days trying to figure this out, but I'm at my witts
>> > end.
>> > I
>> > would greatly appreciate any advice or direction from a XP guru.
>>
>>
>>
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