View Full Version : Accessing a private folder on XP

13-10-2010, 03:31 PM
I recently had to reformat my C: drive and reinstall Windows XP. I'm in the process now of reinstalling apps, and trying to restore everybody in the family's configurations. I didn't have any data issues because I stored all my data in a My Documents folder on a second drive ( d). Once I got the PC running I set up a user account with my name, same as before. Then I reconfigured my profile to use the old My documents folder on d:. Very easy to do. I have one issue, though. I had one of my folders marked as private. The system will not allow me to view it. I then tried to delete it, so I could replace it with the same folder from my backup (which I can access). But, it will not even allow me to move or delete it. Any suggestions?

13-10-2010, 03:34 PM
You need to take ownership of it.


15-10-2010, 12:28 PM
This worked perfectly. Thanks!!

15-10-2010, 12:31 PM
No problem.