Accessing XP protected profile folder

By cpayk ·

I had two personal computers that I used. One for gaming and one for production. But recently my production PC's XP installation has taken a nose dive.

I honestly don't really care about the production PC as I'll be gutting it and beefing up my game machine with the parts =)

But, I would like to be able to grab my personal profile information from the hard drive. I installed the drive in an external USB drive bay and am now booted into the gaming rig. I'm able to view most non-protected files from the production machine drive as if it were just a storage drive. However, I'm not able to access my Documents and Settings personal profile directory. I know the username/password for the profile.

Using the current setup, is there a way for me to access my profile information?

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As you had your Files Password Protected you

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Accessing XP protected pr ...

Need to Take Ownership of them by following the directions here


If you also had then Encrypted you;ll need to backup the encryption Key as well by following the directions here so that you can actually read your data and not just have a bunch of unusable junk



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by cpayk In reply to As you had your Files Pas ...

Thanks for the help! It worked perfectly =)

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