File Access Needed On Old Hard Drive


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Lightning through the DSL line fried my router and 2 PCs running XP Home. I
bought a new computer with XP Media Center and successfully connected the C
drive from the old computer. The old C drive has 3 limited user accounts and
mine, the administrator with a password login. I was able to access and
transfer files of the 3 limited account users but I'm unable to access any
files in my administrator account.

I setup the new computer the same way as the old one, even using the same
password. Any suggestions how to access my XP Home password protected (not
encrypted) administrator files? Thanks, Rhys
 
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Nepatsfan

(e-mail address removed),
Rhys said:
Lightning through the DSL line fried my router and 2 PCs
running XP Home. I bought a new computer with XP Media
Center and successfully connected the C drive from the old
computer. The old C drive has 3 limited user accounts and
mine, the administrator with a password login. I was able
to access and transfer files of the 3 limited account users
but I'm unable to access any files in my administrator
account.

I setup the new computer the same way as the old one, even
using the same password. Any suggestions how to access my
XP Home password protected (not encrypted) administrator
files? Thanks, Rhys

You need to disable Simple File Sharing and take ownership of
the files. Take a look at these articles for more info:

How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a
shared folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874/

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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