Retrieving files from a previous windows XP version


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Guest

Has anyone found an easy way to retrieve your personal files from a profile
created in a previous version of Windows XP (HOME), after installing XP Pro?
It is looking at my old profile as highly restricted and I cannot get to my
old files, which I really need. Any solutions out there?

THanks!
 
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Nepatsfan

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Nick said:
Has anyone found an easy way to retrieve your personal files
from a profile created in a previous version of Windows XP
(HOME), after installing XP Pro? It is looking at my old
profile as highly restricted and I cannot get to my old
files, which I really need. Any solutions out there?

THanks!
You may need to take ownership of the files. Take a look here
for
the procedure:

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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Bruce Chambers

Nick said:
Has anyone found an easy way to retrieve your personal files from a profile
created in a previous version of Windows XP (HOME), after installing XP Pro?
It is looking at my old profile as highly restricted and I cannot get to my
old files, which I really need. Any solutions out there?

THanks!


If you hadn't encrypted the data files (which could not have been
done with WinXP Home), you may be facing nothing more than a simple
permissions issue. Have you tried taking ownership of the old folders?

HOW TO Take Ownership of a File or Folder in WinXP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q308421


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Guest

Thank you to all those who replied. But I think I maybe in a bigger pickle
than this. THe optioned mentioned, do not come up on the pop-up menu. Is
there a way to modify this in the registry? I loaded windows XP PRo on top
of XP Home prior to redirecting my files from my previous profile.

Any clues are greatly appreciated.
 
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Bruce Chambers

Nick said:
Thank you to all those who replied. But I think I maybe in a bigger pickle
than this. THe optioned mentioned, do not come up on the pop-up menu.

*What* "option mentioned?" Remember, we can't see your computer
monitor, so you have to be very specific and precise in describing what
you do or do not see.

Is
there a way to modify this in the registry?

There's no way to answer this, because you have told us what you're
taking about.

I loaded windows XP PRo on top
of XP Home prior to redirecting my files from my previous profile.
Do you mean that you performed an Upgrade? It certainly doesn't sound
like it, as an upgrade would have left your user profile intact, with no
"previous" profile from which to recover files.


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Guest

I got this sorted out. I wasn't seeing the SECURITY option as one of the tabs
under properties for the folder I needed to change ownership.

I realized after a while, I have to make a change under Folder Option/View
tab and unselect the last option of the Advanced Settings.

Got it resolved. Thank you for being involved with your assistance to my
need.

Greatly appreciate it.
 
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Bruce Chambers

Nick said:
I got this sorted out. I wasn't seeing the SECURITY option as one of the tabs
under properties for the folder I needed to change ownership.

I realized after a while, I have to make a change under Folder Option/View
tab and unselect the last option of the Advanced Settings.

Got it resolved. Thank you for being involved with your assistance to my
need.

Greatly appreciate it.

You're welcome. Glad to hear you resolved the issue.


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Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:



They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin
 

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