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Matti
07-09-2008, 03:42 AM
Hiya had probs with my PC not booting up so took it to a PC repair shop that found that the part on my hard drive that holds the boot-up info was corrupt, they istalled a new hard drive but managed to keep the old one as a 2nd hard drive as the rest of the data was good on it

I am now trying to access my files on the old hard drive under documents and settings\user but it wont allow me to access them - how can I access the files? I did set up user accounts on this but they were not password protected...

I'm on XP...

PS I'm no techy so advice in laymans terms please!!

Ta,

Matti

Sweep
07-09-2008, 05:52 AM
You probably have to take ownership.

This article describes how:-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

Hope this helps.

Matti
07-09-2008, 06:09 AM
You probably have to take ownership.

This article describes how:-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

Hope this helps.

Hiya,

I've tried to do this already - when I right click on the folder then go to properties, there is no 'security' tab for me to click on... :( !! any other ideas???

Regards,

Matti

Speedy Gonzales
07-09-2008, 06:17 AM
Probably because youre using XP Home. Which wont show a security tab / it doesnt have the security tab.

You need XP Pro for the security tab

Do it in safe mode

Matti
07-09-2008, 07:39 AM
Speedy your right - booted in safe mode and managed to find the security tab and swap over ownership nicely :clap

Many Thanks,

Matti:

Speedy Gonzales
07-09-2008, 07:46 AM
Cool :)