Documents and Settings got locked away



Kostatus
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Last night Windows XP just would not load. It would get to the blue
screen, but would not go anywhere from there. I was very tired already,
so decided not to bother with the other possibilities and just do a
repair install of windows, I've done that before and it helped.

This time however the option to repair the installation did not come up
in the Windows Setup screen (from the boot CD). So I told it to install
Windows from scratch, and hence it removed the old installation. I was
tired and wasn't thinking well and now I'm kicking myself... All the
old user accounts are gone, and the Documents and Settings are now
inaccessible because they were password-protected, though they are still
on the HD.

In the new Windows installation I created accounts with the exact same
names, but that still won't let me access the old Documents and
Settings. So now GBs of data is locked away from me on my own computer.

Can anyone help me? Does anyone know how to retreave it?

Also, Windows wants me to activate it again, will Microsoft let me do that?

Cheers,
Konstantin S. Tchernov

Ricky
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp
In XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to see the security tab. In
XP Pro you have to disable simple file sharing.


--
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
Joe Martin

"Kostatus" <to.get.my.email.see.bottom@of.my.post> wrote in message
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| Last night Windows XP just would not load. It would get to the blue
| screen, but would not go anywhere from there. I was very tired
already,
| so decided not to bother with the other possibilities and just do a
| repair install of windows, I've done that before and it helped.
|
| This time however the option to repair the installation did not come
up
| in the Windows Setup screen (from the boot CD). So I told it to
install
| Windows from scratch, and hence it removed the old installation. I
was
| tired and wasn't thinking well and now I'm kicking myself... All
the
| old user accounts are gone, and the Documents and Settings are now
| inaccessible because they were password-protected, though they are
still
| on the HD.
|
| In the new Windows installation I created accounts with the exact
same
| names, but that still won't let me access the old Documents and
| Settings. So now GBs of data is locked away from me on my own
computer.
|
| Can anyone help me? Does anyone know how to retreave it?
|
| Also, Windows wants me to activate it again, will Microsoft let me
do that?
|
| Cheers,
| Konstantin S. Tchernov

Kostatus
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
"Ricky" <rsjoiner@no_spambellsouth.net> wrote in
news:kyOie.6382$fE3.1820@bignews1.bellsouth.net:

> How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=
> winxp In XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to see the security
> tab. In XP Pro you have to disable simple file sharing.
>
>

Thanks, it works!

Ricky
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
"Kostatus" <to.get.my.email@see.bottom.of.post> wrote in message
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| "Ricky" <rsjoiner@no_spambellsouth.net> wrote in
| news:kyOie.6382$fE3.1820@bignews1.bellsouth.net:
|
| > How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
| >
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=
| > winxp In XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to see the security
| > tab. In XP Pro you have to disable simple file sharing.
| >
| >
|
| Thanks, it works!

You're welcome..glad it helped. :-)


--
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
Joe Martin


Documents and Settings got locked away