Lost access to My Documents folder

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jhondoecn

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Last night i reinstalled my Windows XP, i have 2 partitions on my disk , my documents folder is on my drive D, This folder is set to be private.Now when i tried to access this folder (even as administrator) i get a access denied message. So if anybody knows how to solve this problem please help me!.:mad:
 

Lonman

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Try backing up the affected folder and then restoring it to an alternate location w/o the security features.
 
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jhondoecn

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Yes it worked, but by any chance do you know how to delete the old My Documents and thanks again
 

Lonman

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That one I'm not sure about. You can try this. 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. Other then that i'm not sure what to suggest.
 
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jhondoecn

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Well, this was the real thing, you know, now i have full access to my documents and i have no need to delete it. thank you.
 

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