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Can't access folder "Access Denied"

by belairlk / April 11, 2006 7:04 AM PDT

Files on my second hard drive were shared on the network (level 4, Network users could only read) and primary hard drive was reformatted and Windows XP sp2 was installed.(without the files being unshared) Now when trying to access the files the error "Access Denied" occurs and I can?t access or delete the files (would really like to recover the data ? about four years worth of work taking up about 75% of the hard drive)

I am the Admin, and I can't change any of the folders propertys as I again get the "access denied" error.

I've been looking everywhere for a solution to this, this is what I found from MS help (not very helpfull)
A file's permission may differ from the containing folder if one of the following conditions is true:

? Files existed on the hard disk before you installed Windows XP.
(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040)

Anybody please help as this is causing me to loose sleep! Thankyou!

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I think you need this one;
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 11, 2006 7:25 AM PDT
How to take ownership of folders and files.

See if that helps.

Mark
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Thank you!
by belairlk / April 12, 2006 7:18 AM PDT

WOW thank you so much!!! I really do appreciate your help. This is my first time posting in this community and you have been so helpful (and quick!), this is defiantly the place I will concentrate my efforts and give back to the community, thank you again!

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(NT) (NT) I'm glad I could help, and thanks for posting back.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 12, 2006 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!

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