Accessing Secured Folders from Previous Profiles

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?QXJjaGllOTk5?=, May 12, 2005.

  1. I've recently migrated from a domain to a local workgroup and now log on as
    the local Administrator. However, the "My Photos" directory which was at the
    Root of C, has been renamed <user>'s Photos and I receive a Access Denied
    message when trying to access it. I did not have this problem retrieving
    files from within the original username's profile with Documents and
    Settings. Does anyone have an idea of how to change the security on a
    specific folder to which the main admin account is denied access? In Windows
    NT, you could "Take Ownership" of folders and files, but I can't find a
    similar option for Windows XP Pro.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?QXJjaGllOTk5?=, May 12, 2005
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  2. As long as EFS is not involved:

    How to Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

    How to disable simplified sharing & set permissions
    on a shared folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307874
     
    Shenan Stanley, May 12, 2005
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  3. Its still there. See Help and Support and search for "take ownership"

    HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421
     
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, May 12, 2005
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