Getting round a private folder

  PhiltheFragger 16:26 07 Apr 2009

I have a mate whos version of XP went all wrong, so I am backing up and reformatting for him

There are 3 users, him, wife, daughter
I have connected the Sata drive using a USB/ SATA connector and I can read all the docs in wife & daughter, but not the main man.

He tells me that he thinks he made his folder private.

Is there any way around this?

His PC wont even boot up, so I need to know how to tackle it from my Pc (Also XP)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:46 07 Apr 2009

Access Files
If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try “taking ownership” of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed.
To take ownership of the file (it’s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it.
click here

Access Files XP Home
Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home
Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
click here
click here and click on the link at part one and download the required program.
Follow the instructions and the security tab will be enabled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOU COULD DENY ACCESS TO ALL YOUR FILES.

  PhiltheFragger 17:42 07 Apr 2009

You sir are a GENIUS
It worked fine for My Docs (90% of data required)
But doesnt want to play for Favorites, desktop or Local Settings (DBX Files)

Anything different about these file types


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