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2009-02-18, 23:02 #1
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gain access to old xp install on same drive (xp pro / xp home)
I was trying to fix a win xp home system with a trashed install. I tried various things and eventually gave up and just installed a new copy of xp (pro this time) on the same partition, under a diff directory (WINDOWS.NEW)
I need to get some files off the old install but I am getting 'access denied' when I try to get into certain directories.
Any ideas what I can do? I used ophcrack before and it worked a treat but I am not sure if I can use it in this situation.
2009-02-19, 06:33 #2
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Re: gain access to old xp install on same drive (xp pro / xp home)
Assuming that you are logged in to an account with Administrator privileges, you need to Seize Ownership of the files and folders that you can't access.
To do this:
<UL><LI>Run Windows Explorer
<LI>Right click on the folder you want to access and select Properties...
<LI>Go to the the Security Tab
<LI>Go to the Owner tab of the advanced security settings dialog box
<LI>Select your username
<LI>Check the box marked "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects"
<LI>Click OK and wait for it to finish (this could take a long time if there are many files)[/list]StuartR