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Cannot Gain access to my User Account Files

By roc_a_chic ·
I recently reinstalled my Windows XP OS and tried to access the user files of the previous OS without luck. It keeps saying access denied when i try entering the former user account's documents and settings. How do I go about this? A friend has a similar problem, he ran a restore and the system simply created another username.001 and blocked access to the former user. Anybody please help ASAP

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TR members do not respond to 'password recover' requests

by GSG In reply to Cannot Gain access to my ...

TR members do not respond to 'password recover' requests.
TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread
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Take Ownership

by IC-IT In reply to Cannot Gain access to my ...

That will fix the issue for you.
In the future please post questions in the Questions section of Forums.

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