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Help! XP Security question

By XP83xx ·
A power supply on a family members XP Home Edition PC went kaput. They needed some data off of it right away so I made them a slave of my XP Pro deivce, and am able to successfully see the contents of their drive. However, when I try to access their My Documents folder I receive access denied. I already added myself w/ full control to the parent folder, but the sub folders aren't inheriting the permissions and I can't add myself to the folders that I need. Another power supply is onthe way, but in the mean time does anyone have any ideas?

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Just check the settings...

by CKYHC In reply to Help! XP Security questio ...

Run Start/Programs/Accessories/Windows explorer.
Change drive and directory to the desired folder.
Right click on folders you want get access to.
Choose Properties.
Check Advanced - encryption,
check sharing etc.

I hope this would help.

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Create an Account

by TheChas In reply to Help! XP Security questio ...

Help the user re-create their account on your PC.
Make sure to point the account to the slave drive.
Then, you should have access to the files.

I believe that you do not have access because the drive and account are not part of your PC.

To prevent these problems in the future, set yourself up as the Admin on all Pcs in the house.



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by djent In reply to Help! XP Security questio ...

If all else fails take ownership of the DIR and all SubDIRs.

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One reason why this occured...

by csevert In reply to

If you happened to try and remove the "Everyone" User from the "My Documents" Folder, well, the Everyone accout there is the "Guest" account for Windows 2000 and that accout isn't supposed to be removed. This could be a hard task. You may trying adding the "Everyone" Account and giving them every access right possible.

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