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#1 he1pplease

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

hi, i really hope someone can help me, i moved a folder from my c drive into the windows prefetch folder. dont ask me why i done this as i now know it was a really silly thing to do as i now cannot retrieve the files i had in that folder. the folder was originally stored on my c drive and i transferred the folder and its files about 5 months ago now and have just realised that a file within the folder is particularly important. when i tried to move the folder back to my c drive it wont let me. an error message appears saying access is denied. PLEASE HELP as i really need to be able to move the folder from Windows/Prefetch back to my C:Drive, can anyone help me with this? if so please can you email me at xxxxxxxxxxxx@hotmail.xx.xx or reply to this posting. im not very good with pcs (hence moving a folder into a diretory that is used for the operating system doh!) so would really appreciate it if you reply that you explain in basic terms what i need to do, many thanks and looking forward to a response....

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:56 AM

copy, don't try to move
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

hi it wont let me move, copy or delete or do anything with it, it says access denied no matter what you try and do....pls readvise

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:52 PM

hi it wont let me move, copy or delete or do anything with it, it says access denied no matter what you try and do....pls readvise

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:33 AM

Try using a tool like the UBCD available for free from here: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:09 AM

hi thanks for your responses but none of them work. im also not too sure how a reboot cd will help as my problem lies in the windows operations system folder. as i moved the folder into the windows/prefetch directory the files within the folder were automatically deleted so the system thinks there are no files wihtin that folder and will also not allow me to access the folder. im hoping someone can answer me on if i get into the folder will it automatically put the old files back into it. its the files that are important so im wondering where did the files go when they were automatically deleted as itransferred the folder to windows/prefetch. could anyone help and guide me to were the deleted files may be? im also not very good on pc so please keep it as basic as posible, thanks for any help, ive sort of given up!

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:05 AM

The Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) will boot to another operating system from the CD. This means that the operating system on the hard drive isn't working. Then you'll have access (using the file system tools on the CD) to copy the files to another location.

Basically you can get 2 kinds of access denied messages - one when the files are in use by Windows, and the other when you don't have the necessary permissions to access them. The UBCD should bypass both of the above conditions, allowing you to copy the data.
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