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OK I just finished re-installing Windows XP on my brother-in-laws computer. Something was very corrupt and would not let me run any applications after boot-up.

At any rate, I tried to pull the harddrive and place in my machine to pull out all the data(pics, music etc.), however it would not let me access anything in his Documents folder. I am guessing this was because it had a password on it from when it was on his machine.

So I went ahead and put the hdd back in his computer and figure I will just do a reinstall and have everything from the old installation go to a windows.old folder.

Everything went fine with the install, however it still won't let me access the pics and music from the documents folder from the old install. Is there anything that I can do to gain access to this stuff...

And before anyone asks, yes I have been logged in as an administrator every time that I have tried.

Thanks in Advance...
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Try via a LiveCD of Ubuntu or something?
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Error message?
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Error message?
Says: Access is denied
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Have you tried accessing it via Ubuntu with root?
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Have you tried accessing it via Ubuntu with root?
Not yet...I dont have a copy of Ubuntu and truthfully am not that well versed with Linux...But I will try that next...
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post #7 of 8
Right click the folder, choose Properties.

Go to the Security tab.

Click Advanced at the bottom.

Go to the Owner tab.

Click Edit at the bottom.

Select your username from the list. Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". Click OK.

Enjoy!
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Right click the folder, choose Properties.

Go to the Security tab.

Click Advanced at the bottom.

Go to the Owner tab.

Click Edit at the bottom.

Select your username from the list. Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". Click OK.

Enjoy!

Worked perfect...Thanks..

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