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Corrupt user profile-access to files

By JimCPA ·
I have a corrupt user profile and get the message "Files are not accessible, access is denied" if I try to browse the files. But if I go to XP backup, they are there and I can back them up but still when I resore the backup, no access. Same result if I use "file an transfer settings" option. Any suggestions on how to get access to those user files?

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by JimCPA In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by lowlands In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

Do you have trouble accessing the files with any account (admin included) or just a specific user.

If by chance you had to recreate the user account, try reassigning permissions to the user.

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by zlitocook In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

Can you boot into safe mode to see if you can access the files? Have you tried right clicking on the folder or files and looking at the properties to see if read only or some thing like that is checked? You could try something like Bartpe to access they with out running windows.

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by JimCPA In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

I can access all other files on the drive except the one that is corrupt. I've tried using safe mode, same result. I tried copying user profile, no luck. Any ideas?

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by JimCPA In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

The folder is tagged "read only" and I am unable to remove this attribute.

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by JimCPA In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

The folder is tagged "read only" and I am unable to remove this attribute.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

You have to take ownership of the files. You do this by following the directions here

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

Of course if they are also encrypted you need to get the Encryption Key as well but this is a fairly straight forward job once you have the above setup.

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by JimCPA In reply to

You are correct, it worked. Thank you

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by russellrl2 In reply to Corrupt user profile-acce ...

Read only is a XP thing that has nothing to do with it. Log in as Administrator and right click the folder in question and select properties. Click on the security tab and click on Advance. Select the Owner tab - check Replace owner on subcontainers and objects - click Apply. If you run into any errors do it again. See if you can get into the folder.

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by JimCPA In reply to

You are correct, it worked. Thank you

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