View Full Version : D:\Documents and Settings\user is not accesible. Access is denied. Help

15-11-2006, 05:52 PM
I just installed a new hard drive and am trying to acces files that are in "My Documents" on my old hard drive to put them on the new one before I format it. I have to do it this way because I don't have a cd writer.
Problem is I get the access denied error. How can i access the files?

15-11-2006, 05:59 PM
XP home or XP PRo?

15-11-2006, 06:05 PM

You will have to take ownership.

On the folder above right click>properties>security>advanved button>ownership tab.

like so (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a299/Solmiester/owner.jpg)

hightlight your user acc, tick the small box below


15-11-2006, 06:10 PM
I have no security tab in properties.
It's XP Pro.

15-11-2006, 06:14 PM
?..what do you have?

Speedy Gonzales
15-11-2006, 06:15 PM
You have to untick use simple file sharing under tools / folder options / view.

Before the permission options etc appear. After u open My computer.

15-11-2006, 06:20 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh thanks it works now.

Speedy Gonzales
15-11-2006, 06:24 PM
But if you're sharing a folder on this computer, tick use simple file sharing again after. Otherwise the folder you've shared cant / wont be shared.