File recovery XP-pro



Lars Arne
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
My hard disk crashed in such a way that it's unbootable; I had to buy a new
computer. The old disk is corrupted, but when installing it in the new PC as
a slave, I'm able to see the file structure and also open the unprotected
files.

Here is my problem: I have a lot of files stored on the old hard drive which
is unaccessible due to password protection (admin account) on the old hard
drive. I know the password and username but it's no good when not promted for
it - the only thing happing is that the "access denied" dialog appears -
right click gives dialog, but changes has no effect.

IMPORTANT: I'm not allowed to change anything regarding rights to the
folders when logged on the new computer (solution generally suggested).

Any suggestions? Maybe there is a program promting for username and
password, thus allowing me to "log on" to my old files - as mentioned - I
know the password and username.

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Best regards
Lars Arne

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:12 AM
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 03:10:02 -0700, Lars Arne wrote:

> My hard disk crashed in such a way that it's unbootable; I had to buy a new
> computer. The old disk is corrupted, but when installing it in the new PC as
> a slave, I'm able to see the file structure and also open the unprotected
> files.
>
> Here is my problem: I have a lot of files stored on the old hard drive which
> is unaccessible due to password protection (admin account) on the old hard
> drive. I know the password and username but it's no good when not promted for
> it - the only thing happing is that the "access denied" dialog appears -
> right click gives dialog, but changes has no effect.
>
> IMPORTANT: I'm not allowed to change anything regarding rights to the
> folders when logged on the new computer (solution generally suggested).
>
> Any suggestions? Maybe there is a program promting for username and
> password, thus allowing me to "log on" to my old files - as mentioned - I
> know the password and username.

Unless you added a password to each file individually or encrypted the
data, they are not password protected. More likely, it is permissions that
are denying access. You can avoid that problem by taking ownership of the
files.


HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;308421
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


File recovery XP-pro