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Need help transferring "access denied" files from old HD

by hmbrwr / July 14, 2010 12:55 AM PDT

For starters, I wish I found thi forum a couple weeks ago. I wouldn't be in this situation.
To make a long story short, my registry got screwed up, my reinstallation CD is old and I couldn't get access to my computer anymore because it wouldn't boot.
I thought I'd pull a fast one by buying a used HD and using my old one as a slave and copying all of the files over.
The new HD works well BUT in my old configuration I had a password to log into my account settings. Because of that all of my files and folders are off limits now. The "slave" HD is my "E:" drive and any of the public files can easily be moved to the new HD.
Please tell me there is some way for me to get at my folder.
Thanks in advance for any reply.

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Re: access denied
by Kees Bakker / July 14, 2010 4:17 AM PDT
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1st attempt didn't work
by hmbrwr / July 15, 2010 3:03 AM PDT
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Thanks for the reply Kees.
Sorry to say (for me) it didn't work.
Here's another thing I noticed that's killing me. When I open up the folder "Documents and Settings" in my old drive I can see everyone's folders and I have access to them all except mine (owner) like I mentioned before. The thing that worries me is when I cursored over my folder, it shows 0 files in that folder. PLEASE tell me that's just because I have no access to it? I don't know how or why any of the files would have been deleted.
Any other suggestions?

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It worked
by hmbrwr / July 15, 2010 2:32 PM PDT

Sorry Kees,
I did it wrong the first time. It worked. Thank you Sooooooooo much. I know this has happened to other people. I hope this threat helps them is they find it.
Thanks again!!!!!

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Glad to read this.
by Kees Bakker / July 15, 2010 4:32 PM PDT
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For the use of others: can you tell what you did wrong the first time?


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