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Accessing old data

I installed our old hard drive into our new computer, after the old computer would not start. I can access file on the old drive, which is installed as a slave, via cable. My problem, since the old computer crashed without warning, I was not able to turn off the password for my profile, now I can not get to my old Outlook settings and other items in my profiles folder that I need. Suggestions???

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One wonders ...

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why some members give such incomplete information. "I can not get to" doesn't tell much about what happens.

Let me guess that you get an 'access denied' denied message and that it is a ownership problem. In that case tells you what to do.

Hope this helps.


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To the first message, "I can not get to" those files to import them, because yes "access is denied".

I went to the suggested Microsoft page, it was no help. When I went to disable Simple File Sharing, by following their directions:

How to turn off simple file sharing
To disable simple file sharing, follow these steps:1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
3. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box. (I don't have an "Advanced Setting")
4. Click OK.

When I tried to "Take ownership" of the folder, I don't get a "Security" tab under "Properties".

On the old hard drive I had to login to my profile with a password. I believe that is causing the problem.

I tried just installing my old hard drive in the master slot on the cable and leaving the other disconnected. The computer started to login. It gave me the Safe Mode login choice screen, which I chose "Safe Mode" and the computer did nothing.

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To Take Ownership ON XP HOME

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...and find the "Security" tab, please restart the computer into Safe Mode and perform the procedures while in Safe Mode. Although the "Security" tab shows up in Windows XP PRO, in order to see it in the "Home" version, you'll need to restart in Safe Mode..

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps.


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