One of the things you just have to know. Or ask here, of course.
and a lot more hits on Internet. The trick is to boot in Safe Mode (in XP Home) or you won't see the security tab.
I own 2 pc's, both running on XP. One of them won't start up. The HD still functions. I have placed it in an external HD box and connected it to the pc that is still working. I can now access all files on that HD, except the ones with are in "Documents and Settings" under my own name. I get an "access denied" error message. I am the only one on that pc that logs in with a password. I have set my user name, password and even the computer name on the pc that is running identical to the other one, but even then access is denied. I need to recover the data from the HD before they come and collect for repair. Can someone help me? How can I get access to those files?