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Application Data Folder on Old HDD

By Gorssman ·
I just had a system power supply go bad and take out the system board as well. After replacing the ps, motherboard, processor, memory, etc. We were unable to successfully load Windows XP off the original HDD. I put a new HDD in as primary and installed XP. In trying to get all the users data over and usable, I found I could not access the "Application Data" folder under "Documents and Settings" "Username". I am trying to recover the Outlook files to bring them into the new instillation. I am stopped at the "Application Data" folder level with access denied. I tried to make sure that the user was exactly the same as the originating user on the old drive, but no luck. Any Suggestions?

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I presume you mean that as Administrator, you can copy the files from the old HDD to the new HDD. But, as the user, you cannot access those copied files. Correct?

You're going to need to minipulate the permissions of the files involved. Delete the old user permissions and add the new user permissions. The user name will be the same of course. But, inside the system, the permissions will be set to the new user account that you created when you rebuilt the Windows NT system.

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by willcomp In reply to Application Data Folder o ...

You will need to take ownership of folders. See link below for instructions.;en-us;308421


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