The My Documents folder is, by default, protected in Windows XP and you can add that protection to any other folder by making it "private." However, it can easily be circumvented...all you need to do is be using an administrative account and follow this directions regarding taking ownership of the files/folders.
Hope this helps,
Origianlly I had a custom desktop pc that I have been accumulationg music for over 3 years. And recently the mobo fried. So I bought a USB HD enclosure so I can access my files on my laptop. My HD is perfectly fine when I connect to laptop but I cant access my files. When I try to access my document it says 'Access Denied' I think its because I had 2 login names and the one im trying to access is the pw protected one. Is there any way to get my music?
Thanks in advance
P.S. I tried to boot from the USB drive but it flashed the Windows xp loading screen then a blue screen of death within a second and rebooted. Kept doing the same thing after that.