Help me get my files back. :hs:

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  1. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    My laptop messed up. I dont really know what happened. I was using it and for some reason the fan stayed on and the bottom of the laptop got really hot. So I shut it down. When I rebooted, the monitor stayed blank. So I force shutdown. This time when it booted up, I got the message telling me my system files were corrupted or missing.

    I pop in the XP disc hoping to do a repair (not in Repair Console). That option wasnt there, so I installed XP again. It retained all my files except for the Window files. So I created a new user name...blah blah. However, I go to Document and Settings and see my old user names on there. I can access all the user files EXCEPT for mine, which it is not giving me access to. That name was also the only one with admin privileges. I know all my old files are there because of the lack of room in the harddrive.

    Is there anyway for me to get them? I would like them back. I just tried logging in as Administrator but still no luck.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    right click the dir, go to props, take ownership, set permissions to everyone:allow, copy files.
     
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    Ok. I go into C:/Documents and Settings. I see my folder. I right click and see that the size is 0 bytes. :(

    However, when I right click my hard drive. I see that I have 20gb of space still used. I tried to run a search for familiar files. And nothing shows up.

    "right click the dir, go to props, take ownership, set permissions to everyone:allow, copy files."

    You lost me at "take ownership" :o
     
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    I don't have a windows machine in front of me, so you're gonna have to work off of my memory, lol.

    In properties, there should be a security tab. There's an advanced button. Then there's an owner or ownership tab... there should be a button to take ownership.
     
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    When I go to the Properties for that folder, I dont get a Security tab. I see only General / Sharing / Customize.
     
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    xp home or pro?
     
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    XP Pro Service Pack 2.
     
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    try disabling simple file sharing (tools, folder options, view -- last option)
     

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