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How do you retrieve moved files that now are denied access?

by joetravarca / March 25, 2013 6:05 AM PDT

In windows xp professional, I recently moved a folder from "shared documents" to " My Documents". Then I was denied access to the folder. I then went through the " take ownership" of the folder procedure. Now I can open up the folder, but I cannot access the files/ documents in the folder. I tried the recommended "take ownership" for the files, but it did not work. I can see all the icons or list of the documents, but when I try to open them, I am denied access. Can anyone help? I really need these files.

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I usually cheat if the usual fails.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 6:16 AM PDT

I boot off my other OS from CD/DVD or USB and move them again.

I've seen so many folk fail at taking ownership that I find it easier to do it for them rather than see where it failed.

Take ownership of the parent folder too.
Bob

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How do you retrieve moved files that now are denied access?
by joetravarca / March 25, 2013 10:25 AM PDT

I tried moving & copying the files and I get a message, cannot copy file :access denied. Any other suggestions. The system is xp pro on hp pavilion.

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What OS did you boot?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 10:28 AM PDT

I have many to choose from today. Here's a short list. None need to be installed.

http://livecdlist.com/

Many stick with Ubuntu, Puppy and that CD with a bootable Windows. But I stick with Ubuntu since I never "learn linux" but click around and get the files out.
Bob

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PS. Beyond take ownership.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 10:48 AM PDT
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Retrieviing files that were moved
by joetravarca / March 25, 2013 1:39 PM PDT

Thanks, it worked. I went to file properties/ security / advanced / then clicked on add and typed in the administrator name. Thanks again. Now I can get back to work.

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We can't do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 3:21 PM PDT

That's a four letter word. Glad it helped,
Bob

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