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Document recovery

By n4syth ·
I have a dead computer... mainboard dead.... not trying to revive....

Problem is in trying to recover files from hard drive...
I removed the hard drive and attached it to another computer via USB. Spins up OK and have copied most files as needed. One of the users however logged on to this computer with a password (which I DO have) --- I can't access these documents.

"..... not accessible. Access denied."
Does anyone know how I can get access????

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by BFilmFan In reply to Document recovery

What file format?

What user had permissions on the file?

Is the file encrypted?

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by n4syth In reply to Document recovery

No encryption, simply user password stopping me...
I have now found the answer in this link:;en-us;308421&Product=winxp
Basically had to go in to SafeMode to change 'ownership'....
Worked like a charme!!!

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Document recovery

You'll most likely need to take Ownership of these files by following the directions in the following URL


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