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 PostPost subject: My Documents Protected On Old HDD        Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:21 am 
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I recently upgraded my harddrive and since my account was passworded on my old harddrive, I cannot access the My Documents folder on it when I use the drive via USB. Is there anyway to access the file, without booting into that version of windows and disabling the protection?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:42 am 
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Do you have a PC with Linux on it?

Maybe it won't need a password.


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Try using tune up utilities one click maintanence. it worked for me.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:19 pm 
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You'll have to boot up into safe mode, and get into the properties dialog for the user profile folder (x:\Documents and Settings\username), go to the security tab, and select Advanced. Click the Ownership tab, and then click your username. Make sure to click the checkbox to apply the ownership to subdirectories. Click OK, and wait a while. When you boot back into your OS, you'll be able to access the files.

I do this probably once or twice a day, when I scan people's hard drives @ work.

If my instructions aren't clear enough, search Microsoft's site for "Taking ownership of files and folders"


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:19 pm 
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Try to set the permissions for the old "My Documents" folder so you (e.g. your account in the new install on the new HD) or everyone have full access. That should do it.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:00 pm 
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Thanks guys I managed to do it eventually.

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