Can someone help me v. data recovery

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  1. Ore

    Ore OT Supporter

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    Hello my computer was running terribly slowly for some time as it is an older machine I tried to do a non destructive system recovery that would keep my documents and such but wipe the rest of the hard drive. Now I can't access the data that i tried to save i keep getting an access denied message and I have tried all the things that the microsoft help page told me to do this is my last resort and i really have no idea what to do.
     
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    What operating system etc?

    I'll assume Vista, you have to take ownership of the folders which would require an admin account. It's basically a pain in the ass.
     
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    booting wiht a linux live CD would probably let you access it, it worked for a similar problem i had.
     
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    Sounds like a permissions problem to me.

    Is the username/password you used before you wiped everything the same as what you have now?
     
  5. Ore

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    it is definetely a permissions problem i will try and set my password to what it used to be before i did the recovery and if that doesn't work booting with linux seems like a good idea im running xp btw thanks for the help guys

    edit i know nothing about linux can someone point me to a good version to dl and burn to cd for this purpose?
     
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    you can get around the permissions problem by taking ownership of the files. You need to disable simple file sharing, which will allow you to take ownership and then fix your problem.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
     

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