Ok, so I screwed up big time, need some serious help.

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  1. Wiggin

    Wiggin I can change my text and didn't have to pay shit

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    Alright, I just got a brand-new computer with a raptor hard drive. I wanted to keep my old 100gig HD for file storage, music, porn, games, movies, etc. So my jackass hooks up the old HD as a slave, boots up the computer and gets to work. I go and delete all the shit I dont want from the old HD i.e. Windows, most Program Files and such to free storage space.

    Here's my problem:

    The Documents and Settings folder named "Brian" on my old HD has ALL of the stuff I wanted to save on it. This ID was password-protected on my old comp and now it says Access Denied when I try to access it. My old OS is deleted, is there anyway (DOS, Hex Editor, ANYTHING) I can access these files? It represents years of collecting music, movies, and the like.

    If anyone can help me with this, Id be greatly appreciated. Im pretty well-versed in computers (except how to NOT fuck up stupid things) so if the only way is very advanced, I can probably figure it out. Thanks :wavey:
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    Take a look here...

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881

    I've seen that posted here before. It has something to do with taking ownership of the folder to get back into it. I don't know enough about it to explain.

    There is also a good amount of info on google on how to get the folder opened.
     
  3. Zak8022

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    the link cmsurfer sounds like it will do the trick.

    at least now you know better than to wipe XP before moving your files to non-secured OS folders. one reason i never have anything i care about on my primary drive.
     
  4. dtfromep

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    Just take ownership of the files (under security tab in sharing & security) You have to check take ownership of all subdirectories and files for it to recurse into the directory.

    Takes a while if you have a ton of files, but it is really easy to do.

    Windows security is pretty worthless once the hard drive is out of the original system.
     

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