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Cant access files...

Ok, so after hours and days i was finally able to install another install of win. xp on my computer after it crashing down. i kept getting the hal.dll missing/corrupt. nothing worked. finally was able to install another win. xp and i was supposedly not going to lose any of my old data because i wasnt writing over it. now when i go to my old folder it says i'm unable to access the folder. the access to my folder is denied. why? and how can i get into it?

Jun 20, 2009- i tried that, but i dont get the run as administrator option when right clicking. also shouldnt the comp. already know i'm the administrator, if i'm the only user on this comp. xp?Jun 20, 2009- i right click on the folder, properties, and nothing that says security comes up on there. i'm already the only user, and i checked and i'm the computer administrator. i went to the control panel and folders file, but nothing about permissions on there. when i right clicked and went to properties, i get 3 tabs. general, sharing, and customize. nothing under there with security or administrative or permission options.

Jun 20, 2009- it says unable to log you on because of an acct. restriction. lolJun 20, 2009- ok read somewhere that if i have xp home, i can only access administrator through safe mode. i did, and voila, administrator in. bad thing. i go to my folder, still says cant access. however, i right clicked, properties, and finally saw security tab. went to security, and where it says all the permissions, allow or deny, the bottom one says special permissions, and it's unchecked. but i cant check it. i have to go to advance option. i dont know where to go from there. any thougths?

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In safe mode set the owner to be you and make sure you have rights to open it in the (security tab) Do not checkspecial permissions then restart. if you still can not open it let me know. you may want to take the drive to a friend to have them copy the files with vista and then but them in a different place on the drive. you can get a hdd to usb adapter for under 20$

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Boot up into safe mode, logging in as the Administrator, not your account.

Go into the security settings for the folder and change the permissions. The easiest thing would be to give Everyone full access. Don't forget to promulgate the permissions to the directory tree as well.

Good luck

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