XP Crash - access My docs afterwards

  teejaypc 16:13 20 Sep 03

Massive Crash, could not repair the volume, new installation on the same HDD, can see my old directory 'My Documents' but cannot gain access, any help out there please (as usual, crash happened during backup and trashed the backup CD)

  AndySD 16:28 20 Sep 03

Is the new instalation on the same partition on the hard disk?

  teejaypc 16:33 20 Sep 03

XP Install did not recognise a working installation, so I installed into windows2!

  AndySD 16:54 20 Sep 03

Ok I will need to have a look arround.

Can you tell me the error message you recieve if you try to either open or copy the my docs folder.

  AndySD 17:00 20 Sep 03

Try right clicking on the folder

choose properties

click the security tab

click advanced

click the owner tab

highlighy the user you want to have access to the files,

check the box that says replace owner on subcontainers and objects

click Apply then ok

Can you access it now?

  teejaypc 17:09 20 Sep 03

Error Message - My Documents is not Accessible - Access Denied

Chose properties

'Sharing' - Tab no 'Security'

No 'advanced' tab

If I select 'Network Sharing and Security' I get the same message.

I am running XP Pro by the way!

  AndySD 17:16 20 Sep 03

Disable Simple File Sharing and try again

Click Start then My Computer then Tools then Folder Options choose View.

Scroll to the bottom of the list of advanced settings and un-check Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended).

Click OK.

  teejaypc 17:32 20 Sep 03

Same result - I have been trying for 14 hours now!!!

  teejaypc 17:39 20 Sep 03

Have just achieved one step further - can now 'gain ownership'

  AndySD 17:41 20 Sep 03

Try click here and save it to the new XP directory.

It bieng on the same partition is the problem... you may be able to access it in safe mode (but I dont hold out much hope)

  teejaypc 17:42 20 Sep 03

Many thanks AndySD

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