locked out of old documents file in xp

  bta1 21:20 18 Mar 06
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i recently brought a caddy for my old hard disk, so i could use it as additional storage. i have the disk running and everything, but when i go to documents and settings, to make sure there are no docs i still want before i format the drive i want to check the old accounts. I can see the different users that were on it, but for the one i used to use it says BTA1 docments and setting not accesbile.
I assume this is because on the old computer i made my xp account private. is there a way of getting into this account/folder now, or will i jsut have to dump it?

  VoG II 21:28 18 Mar 06

You need to take ownership of the files click here

  ade.h 23:11 18 Mar 06

Quick tip: stay in safe mode as the Administrator while you transfer all the required files to an unrestricted location, because the new ownership only stays effective while in the Admin account. As soon as you boot into a normal user account, even with full priveledges, you no longer have access to the files.

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