I've got a couple folders on my hdd that are locked. I set them to be locked previously but then due to a crash I had to re-install XP, but when I did I left the file system intact so that I could keep all of my files. The tricky part is that now they're locked and the name doesn't show up on the login screen so that I can login an unlock them. In c:\documents and settings\ i have \username\ (the only current user for the computer) and \username.computername\ (the previously created user and folder that is locked). Username is the same in both instances and my hope was that if I changed the computername to match what it used to be it would give me access seeing as how the username and password are the same for the old account and the new one. I've been reading on the forums about taking ownership of a folder and was wondering if this would solve my problem seeing as how I'm an admin on the new username (as was I on the old one) or if there is any other way to unlock these directories so that I can retrieve my files. I've tred accessing them via command prompt with no luck. Any suggestions or solutions would be greatly appreciated.