Help accessing c:\userdata folder

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  1. i go rawr

    i go rawr New Member

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    Ok, so i recently put my comp through system restore, and it sent all my old files before the restore to c:\userdata but whenever i try to access it it says "access denied".

    is there any way possible to save those files from being permanently non-accessable? :ugh: :sadwavey:
     
  2. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    As long as they aren't encrypted you can take ownership of the folder and give yourself full access... provided you have 2000 or XP pro. XP Home makes things more difficult.
     
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    i go rawr New Member

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    damnit. im using xp home. ok, time to transfer files to an external then reformat the damn thing.

    would you call this easier than attempting to do it manually with xp home?
     
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    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I imagine there must be utilities you can download that will do it for you. We use WinXP Pro and 2000 at work and I use XP Pro at home so I've never had to do it. Thus, I can only tell you that it can be done.

    Might not hurt to just poke around looking for something before you go through the trouble of reformating.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    If you boot Home in safe mode, you should have the security tab just like in Pro. I came across this on a system where I loaded a parallel copy of Windows and the old user profile folder was "access denied". I booted in safe mode, took ownership of the folder, reset all child permissions, and then had access to the files in normal mode.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    fucking home edition. that safe mode shit threw me too when the admin account wasn't there :o
     

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