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My Documents

by Farmboy / April 4, 2005 10:13 PM PDT

I am runnning Win XP Pro, I moved the my documents folder off the C Drive onto a seperate hard drive (D Drive) in case of an OS or hard drive crash. Well my C Drive crashed. I got a new C Drive and put Windows back on it. I was able to get onto the D Drive with no problems. I can access other folders on the D Drive just fine. But I cannot get into the My Documents folder. If I look at the folder properties it is 0 bytes in size. But from the disk management consloe it shows a healthy disk that is 7.5GB used (7 GB My Documents, .5 GB other stuff). Any thoughts on how I get in there? I think it has to do with permissions. I am and administrator. I do not remember exactly how I moved the My Documents. I saw it written down somewhere.

Any help would be great,

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2 things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2005 10:30 PM PDT
In reply to: My Documents

1. That's a myth. What is a myth? That another drive, partition or such will save your files. Only by copying it out of the machine and moving it away from the machine can you be sure you have your backup.

Your post is yet again proving this to be the case.

2. What I would try. TAKE OWNERSHIP of that other directory and files. Mark wrote:

"Try the instructions here;

or Microsoft's KB article here;;en-us;308421


Posted by: MarkFlax "


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It Worked
by Farmboy / April 5, 2005 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: 2 things.

That worked, thanks.
I know that I didn't really have a "back-up" per se. I just wanted my data to have a little space from the OS. I guess if I had a back up I could've loaded that and been good.

Thanks again

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