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#1 lil_munchkin

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 11:32 AM

On my home computer, two of the users placed passwords onto their accounts which meant that their files could not be accessed to by other users. The users have now deleted the passwords, but I still cannot access to their files from my account. My operating system is Windows Xp by the way. Please help!

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 04:15 PM

Do you have administrative privileges?
Have the users made their files Private?
Have the users encrypted their files using EFS?
Are you using XPPro or XPHome?
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:21 PM

I don't have administrative privileges and i think that they made their files private when they placed a password on their accounts and i don't think that they encrypted their files. I'm using windowsXP home by they way.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:25 PM

I believe an administrative account will be necessary to reopen those files so they can be shared again.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 05:31 PM

Yep, although an Administrator can also give you permissions to view them from your non-administrator account.

Another way around it is to go into the accounts and change the permissions there (as that's the owner of the files) so that others can access them.
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