"Access Denied" on previous My Documents folder after HD crash.

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Brian Palan, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Brian Palan

    Brian Palan Guest


    I upgraded the BIOS on my desktop machine yesterday, and had serious
    problems. XP Professional wouldn't boot, no matter what I tried.

    The single 250 GB SATA drive I have is partitioned in half. The C:
    drive was used for XP Professional and applications. The D: drive was file
    storage, and on the installation of XP prior to the crash, I had it
    configured to store the My Documents folder on the D: drive.

    I added an IDE drive, which is now the primary boot disk with XP Pro,
    in the hopes of being able to access my files and recover from the crash. I
    can see the two drives (now D: and E:) in Windows Explorer, and I am able to
    access almost all of the files on both partitions. Unfortunately, I'm
    getting an "Access Denied" message when I try to explore the old D:\My
    Documents folder. Is there any way to access the folder so I can retrieve my

    Thanks in advance,
    Brian Palan, Jul 13, 2005
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  2. Brian;
    Take Ownership, #9 on this link:
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 13, 2005
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  3. Brian Palan

    Brian Palan Guest

    Brilliant! Here I am trying to hack into my own files with Win2K boot disks.

    Thanks a million. I really appreciate the help.

    Brian Palan, Jul 13, 2005
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