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A problem with a ''locked folder''.


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#1 SpiralOut

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 01:56 AM

I had to reinstall my Windows XP cuz of some ''error'' what said that some files are missing and i have to reinstall the Windows.
Or... actually my dad did reinstall this, cuz he didn't want that i mess up the computer :thumbsup: and so he did some it and i think he did something wrong.
Now my old ''user-account'' what i used.. it's own folder (which name is my user-accounts name) is locked. I had a password in it and also thing what blocked other users to visit my files. Other ''user-accounts'' what were in use, are ''unlocked'' cuz those ones didn't have that ''blockthing'' i think.
When i click in my old locked folder, it says ''C:\Documents and settings\Eemeli is not allowed. Use is not allowed.''
^ it was in finnish language, i translated it, so it maybe a bit wrong.
And when i check that folder's proberties, it says that there's anything in that folder: 0 bytes. But i'm sure that there's all the important stuff i kept there, cuz i calculated some things hehe.
Can i somehow break in in that folder? I want those important files in it. How?

Thanks, and please help me :flowers:

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 06:54 AM

Try recreating the account while you are using the administrator account or at least one with admin privileges.

If that is not possible take ownership of the files while using the admin account.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 09:46 AM

When we reinstalled this Windows XP, we had to do new accounts, but the old accounts' folders had been stayed in the computer.
I have administrator's account.. and i've tried to open that folder.. but how?
What you meant with recreating? I can't recreate it.. or then i understood it wrong.

Thanks.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:44 PM

Someone help!




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