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HELP! Cannot copy files from XP PLZ HELP..

by amitkr_nigam / January 26, 2008 9:35 PM PST

hi every1
i am in a big trouble, i'll try 2 tell everything from begining...

i was using windows xp pro sp2(in my c drive) .....its was realllly a weired kindaa OS...in that i had two admin account ,,,,,,
one admin could not access the 'my docs' folder of other admin account(i.e user could open only his own (MY Documents) folder and he did not have acess to other admins my doc. folder)
now few days back my OS crashed and even after my repitive trying i wasnt able to repare it.
So i have to install fresh copy of the xp in another drive......i thought i would copy all the files from my previous my docs. folder by going in c:\docs n setting\amits docs folder and then copying files from there....

BUT HERE IS THE PROBLEM..........

when i tried to open this folder it says access is denied.....
i cannot copy files cannot change the folders name....and also the size of the folder is shown as 0kb and in properties it shows 0 file.......
but i know it has all of my files in it

plz plz help me i have very important file in my docs folder but i cannot acess them

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Try - Taking Ownership.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 26, 2008 10:50 PM PST
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:(
by amitkr_nigam / January 27, 2008 1:38 AM PST

but ownership and all this stuff will work only if i am logged in the XP right?
the problem is that i have a complete fresh XP installed in some other drive and i want to access the 'My document' which was in the previous XP(the one that got crashed)....allthough i can see all my (previous)program files and all other data(this means the data is ok and it is not corrupted) ........but i just can't access "my documents" folder because i was using that ownership and that all

now how can i take ownership of a folder which is in different operating system(i.e previous XP)

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You need to get this done.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 1:55 AM PST
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The article is clear about this. You can see the files so PLEASE APPLY YOURSELF and follow the directions. You can do this.

Bob

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thank u guys
by amitkr_nigam / January 27, 2008 4:27 PM PST

thx u very much Mark.....thx alot man

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thx
by amitkr_nigam / January 27, 2008 4:29 PM PST
In reply to: thank u guys

and thank u Bob ....4 making me "appling to this article" Happy

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And cheers to you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 8:35 PM PST
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I know it's not the best article in the world but it is there and does work. By using such things we can avoid trips to those dreaded service counters...

Bob

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