Access to old Userfolder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Avataras, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. Avataras

    Avataras Guest

    Hi there! I have a question. How can I get access to an userfolder of an old installation? Even in safe mode I can't take over this folder.
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Open Windows explorer> tools> folder options> 'view' tab> scroll all the way to the bottom and untick 'use simple file sharing.' After that, right click on the folder> properties> 'security' tab> 'advanced' button> 'owner' tab. Try changing 'ownership' and see what you see.

    If that doesn't work, back up the affected folder and then restore it to an alternate location w/o the security features.
  3. Avataras

    Avataras Guest

    half the way

    well thank you so far. i have no access to the folder but now i get the same no-accesss-message for the folders inside!
  4. Avataras

    Avataras Guest

    i got it! i have to change the ownership for every single folder... thank you for your help!