Locked out of my documents



Craig
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Ok i was having some problems with my computer so i just took a new hard
drive that i had gotten a while ago and installed windows. so now that i have
it installed i took the older hard drive pluged it and when i try to open
the my documents it says access is dendied. please help

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Craig" wrote:

| Ok i was having some problems with my computer so i just took a new hard
| drive that i had gotten a while ago and installed windows. so now that i have
| it installed i took the older hard drive pluged it and when i try to open
| the my documents it says access is dendied. please help

q_q_anonymous@yahoo.co.uk
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
the way the MVP suggested is better, but i'll add that I solved the
same prob by using partition magic to convert it to fat32. it worked.
I just needed to access the folders, i didn't need that drive to have
ntfs capabilities like > 4GB files or securiuty. the ntfs security
thing was just an extra hassle


Locked out of my documents