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#1 THCkilla

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 11:11 PM

Ok, I made a mistake when creating a new user account for others in my house to use. Somehow when I was switching around accounts, my original one got replaced. All my settings and documents have been wiped I think. In my Documents and Settings folder I have a folder from that account but access is denied whenever I try to do anything to it.It says its empty, I I looked in it with a progrom when i could browse files and I saw all my music and stuff. But cant get to them. I appreciate any comments.

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:52 AM

Try to recreate the account. Select the one you substituted the name for on your old account and change the name and password back.

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:17 AM

The problem is that your securtiy hash has changed since you changed the account so there for you can no longer access the foldiers that you use to have. In order to fix this you have to go in and take ownership of the folder and this will give you access to the folder and all you files inside the folder. Plz get back to me with the operating system and I can walk you through the steps.

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#4 THCkilla

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 01:31 PM

Ok I am using windows xp pro sp2. I know about the taking ownership part, but when i right click the folder and goto properties for the first step, there is no security tab for me to select. So after I looked around through options and settings I coulnt find any way. If I try to create a new account with the same name it says that account already exists and wont let me, I was hoping that would work. Thanks guys for your effort, windows can really give me a headache.

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 04:34 PM

Have you done this:

If you are using Windows XP Professional, you must disable Simple File Sharing. By
default, Windows XP Professional uses Simple File sharing when not joined to a
domain.

Here's the MS article:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
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#6 THCkilla

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 06:01 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks alot all of you. I noticed that I had overlooked the part about disabling simple file sharing, which lets me acess the security tab. I took ownership of the folder and luckily enough i got all my stuff back. :flowers:

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 07:04 PM

Congrats glad we could help you out
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