How to access restricted user files...

  Montag 02:46 02 Oct 2008

Hello, I had to reinstall Windows XP Media Edition on my Laptop and didn't format so most of the old directories are still in place. Unfortunately, I can't access one of the user directories under "Documents and Settings" It says "access denied". This directory was used by my wife before we reinstalled and we need the files there. I seem to recall under this version of XP I was onced asked if I wanted to keep files privater or restricted or something.

Anyway, the directory's name shows up, but there isn't a plus "+" sign by it allowing us to look at "my pictures", "my documents" etc..

How can I get back in this directory? I have full administrator access and it is my Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop.

Thanks in advance. You guys are always a great help.

  MCE2K5 03:18 02 Oct 2008

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP click here

  Montag 16:53 02 Oct 2008

Holy Cow! You guys are always right on the money! Fix worked like a charm.

Thanks MCE2K5!

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