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Accessing And Copying Files From Xp, Without Logging


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#1 Eidam

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:29 PM

I cannot access Windows XP and I need to transfer some files from my C: drive (where Windows was installed) to my E: drive (clean of everything Windowsey, just meant for photos and whatnot), or my USB pen drive.

The problem is that I cannot manage to copy them from the Recovery Console from the Installation Disk, since it keeps giving me an access denied error whenever I try to either access the documents folder or copy anything.

Is there some sort of program (hopefully CD bootable so I don't have to unscrew my floppy disk into that computer) that can allow me to do this, so I could then fully format the C: drive to reinstall Windows?

(Oh, the reason why I can't access XP in that computer is because a thorough virus scan found a bunch of viruses, rooted on the Windows folder, and apparently someone had set it to Delete All... not that it matters that much, since even the explorer was damaged apparently.)

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:33 PM

Try this boot disk:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:41 PM

Sounds good, Buda, could you give me a little walkthrough though?

Let's say I want to copy the file "Carrots.doc" in the Vegetables directory in C: to my usb drive, G:

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:57 PM

I don't have a copy handy, so I can't really walk you through it. However, once you boot the UBCD you can choose Necromancer's DOS Navigator under File Tools. This will open a fairly basic file manager type program that should be relatively straight forward to use. I'm not 100% sure if it will recognise your USB drive, you'll just have to try it and see.

If it doesn't work the UBCD contains a few other file tools that you could try, such as:

DOS Navigator
File Maven
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