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Unable to open Folder/files

 
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hplewis



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Unable to open Folder/files Reply with quote

the mother board on my old computer (WinXP Media 2003) broke. I removed the Hard Drive and placed it in my new base unit (WinXP Media 2005). THe drive comes up as fixed disk E: and runs. I can access some folders/files (Administrators work)but not MyDocuments or any of the subfolders/files. The following message appears:-

"E:\documents and settings\peter\My Documents is not accessible.

Access is denied"

I have tried renaming and copying and pasting onto my C: None of which will work and generate similar messages. This folder contains about 64Gb of all my work over the last two years. I am desperate to gain access. Hope you can help.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try setting up a user on your new computer with exactly the same username and password you had on the original computer (it looks like the username was peter). If you then login with that username it should allow you access to the files.
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