help, need to unlock a folder

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  1. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I recently purchased a new 250GB HDD. I decided i was going to install the windows partition on the new drive, and erase it from the existing drive. I usually keep 'My Documents' on a seperate partition, because i frequently reformat so i left it there. After I installed the new copy of Windows, i erased the previous one. Now i have come to my problem. The partition that i usually keep 'My Documents' on is a shared drive, i share it over my network with my roommate, however i had 'My Documents' set to private, so he couldn't see it. But now on my new windows installation, I can't access my documents. I can't copy it or anything. It always says access denied, and possible way of getting these documents?
     
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    Log in as Administrator and overwrite the parent permissions.

    There's a check box on the bottom of the security tab that will make them propagate. I forget the exact wording on it... I'm not on a Windows box right now.

    (If you're in XP Home you have to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice at the log in screen to log in as admin.)
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Ya i got it figured out, i had simple file sharing on, and couldn't find the security tab, until i got rid of it. Thanks.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about that option... It's disabled in most of the images I work with...
     

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