Lost documents in Xp!! HELP!!!

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sacred2nite

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After my computer totally fu#ked up I reinstalled XP home. Now I have lost my old user account but my old documents folder is still there, I just cant access it!!

Does anyone know how I can get back into my old 'Documents and settings' folder?

Please help as they contain tonnes of important files that I never backed up!!! :eek:

My old account was password protected. I think this is why I cant access my doc's.

Thanks
 
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rettahc

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Okay here what you should do. log onto your computer as
administrator then goto your documents and settings folder and then select and right click on the old user account and select security from there you should be able to assign user rights to the folder so that you can access it.
 
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sacred2nite

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It dont work !

I just tried what you said and it told me to drag the folder to the 'shared documents' folder but I cant move the old account folder.

It cannot do anything to old account folder!!!

Thanks for help thou.

Any other ideas?
 
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sacred2nite

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Lost documents in Xp!! HELP!!!


After my computer totally fu#ked up I reinstalled XP home. Now I have lost my old user account but my old documents folder is still there, I just cant access it!!

Does anyone know how I can get back into my old 'Documents and settings' folder?

Please help as they contain tonnes of important files that I never backed up!!!

My old account was password protected. I think this is why I cant access my doc's.

Thanks
 
#5
Open Windows Explorer> Tools> Folder Options> "View" Tab> Scroll to the bottom of that list and untick "use simple file sharing (recommended)"> ok. Go to the affected folder and right click on it> properties> "Security" tab. From there you can assign ownership to whatever account you wish. You may need to either be logged on as administrator, or have administrative rights in the account you attempt this from. Good luck. As long as you didn't encrypt the files you should be ok.
 
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rettahc

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Okay when I said lod in as administrator I don't mean and administrative account, for XP Home what your gonna have to do is boot up into safe mode(restart computer and press F8 ) and choose the administrator account. then do what i said earlier. whenb you right click on your old user account directory there should be a security option.
 
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sacred2nite

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It works!!!!!!!
Thanks for all your help rettahc. You are my new best friend :)

I now have recovered all my college work. You have saved my life!!

Thanks mate
 

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