OK. Windows XP Clean reinstall. SP-1 Installed patched etc etc.
Now comes the funny bit.
The PC was set up with me as an Admin and the other users and Limited Accounts. Using MS Backup (I KNOW NOW!!!) i backed up the My Documents folder (10 Years worth of Word docs, Excel, Scanned and Digital Pics etc etc).
Now when i restore the files to a temp folder to drag and drop em back in the new users folders, I can access the files for the Limited Accounts OK but all my Admin level files keep coming up as "Access Denied".
I know i should have drag and dropped them onto a CD without backup but i had so much it made more sense (AT THE TIME) to backup to a different partition like this.
I'm logged in as an Admin, can access the old Limited Accounts (so kids homework can be recovered ok) but my 10 years of work is locked.
Please tell me there's a setting or something to switch this protection off. I've tried accessing it from an account with the same name as the old one but no joy.
Go easy, please - i'm close to tears as it is......