Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
The fan in my laptop (ThinkPad T42) died and won't boot. I pulled the HDD and put into external IDE-to-USB enclosure and can plug into antoher computer.... but when I try to access the files in My Documents for one of the user accounts from the laptop (which was a password-protected account) I get the error "Access is denied."
How can I get access to these files? The computer I'm now using is also WinXP Pro and my username & password are the same as the laptop that died.
You will need to boot to safe mode & then right click on the folder you cant access, choose the option of security, (or properties then security) under the user list click add & type in everyone. Once you click ok tick full access then to advanced & find the option of ownership there should be an option where you highlight the username you are currently logged in to then a tick box for take ownership click apply & it will go through changing the folders & files within that folder to show up under in your current system.just browse to it as you normally would & you can access and copy as normal.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
You have to take ownership of those folders. Right click on the folder and open the Security tab
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
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