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Dear Sir/Madam, Having installed XP 5 years ago. I founded some of problem previously, such that, perform reinstall XP, meanwhile, I can't get back my data when reinstallation. And, I tried to change the original hard to second disk to get back my data, but all fail. Always showing "Access Denied". I remember that set file type to private once first install. At now, how can I do ? Could you help me ? Thousand Thx. Thank you advanc in your help Calvin

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Most likely a problem with User Privileges because you set your files to "private" before. You CAN get your files back but it's a complicated and risky process that involves tweaking system settings and file security information. I suggest that you SEARCH (at Microsoft.com) and READ MORE about it first.

To get you started, here are the steps to show the Security Tab on files and folders:
1. Open My Computer
2. Go to Tools -> Folder Options
3. Go to View bab
4. Scroll down to the bottom and uncheck Use simple file sharing.
5. Now, when you view a file or folder's properties, you will see a new Security tab. This is where you can manually set User Privileges.

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Hi,
Please, try the following depending on the XP version you have:

For Windows XP Professional Edition, disable Simple file sharing:

Click Start, and then click My Computer. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box. Click OK. Then, follow these steps:

  • Right-click the folder in question, and choose Properties.
  • Click the Security tab.
  • Click Add, and type in Administrators, click OK.
  • Select Administrators group that you've added now.
  • Put a checkmark near Full Control (Allow) in Permissions box.
  • Click OK.

For Windows XP Home Edition, you need to start Windows in Safe Mode in order to see the Security tab. Remaining steps are the same.

Once you add Administrators group and give them Full Control for the folder, theMake this Folder Private option is automatically disabled. Level 1 permissions are no longer in action.


Good luck!



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