I recently re-installed windows xp. I did not format but just chose to do a fresh install. Now I am unable to access my old desktop folder which has some very important files in it. My computer name and username are the same as before. I've tried logging in as administrator and the os still tells me that permission is denied. I've tried logging in as administrator in safe mode I've also tried booting up into command prompt safe mode. That would not let me access the folder either. Are there any ways to bypass and access the folder? I really need to access that directory. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.