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Access Denied to Docs & Settings folder for Adminstrator

I have a Dell 4600 with with 769MB Ram and Windows XP Pro.

My XP boot sequence got corrupted (according to Dell) on my "C" drive. They wanted me to reformat the drive (and lose all my work). Instead I installed XP onto my secondary drive and nenamed it "C", set up a special partition on my secondary drive to receive the old files ("D") and renamed the "bad" drive to "G".

Though I can access/copy most files from "G" onto "D", my "Documents and Settings/Administrator" directory on "G" (not password-protected, but contained a lot of files) are all "access-denied". I can't open/view these files on "G" or even copy them to "D". If I try to open them, I get a "files inaccessible, access is denied" msg. If I try and copy them from "G" to "D", I get "Cannot copy reglog. Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use."

HOWEVER, when I copy the Administrator file from "G" to "D", in spite of the error msg, the directory "Administrator" copies, is the correct size for MB, but there's only a single file in it, a DAT file.

Any insights you smart folks could provide to help me recover these "lost" files would be most appreciated!!



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Absolutely proper.

In reply to: Access Denied to Docs & Settings folder for Adminstrator

Some thought the Administrator didn't have to honor the permissions and ownerships of directories. Usually this is all I have to write or say about this.

Think about it. If a file is marked as not accessible to Administrator, that's it. You simple need to review the permissions and ownership of said items.


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Link about taking ownership.

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