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Xp-pro Logs Me Off Immediately I Log On


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#1 chris manson

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:17 AM

Problem: cannot recover data from protected user ID.

This HDD was full of rubbish, so I removed the drive and made it "D:" in a clean PC and scanned it with up-to-date AVG Free and then 'Norman'

Everything seemed OK, but when I put the HDD back in it's own PC and started again, the logon problem began. I have the passwords to both accounts, including Administrator, but the same thing happens on all accounts.

I can access the HDD by adding it into another PC, but the XP-Pro system ( on the 2nd PC) denies me access to the user files on the "D:" drive. Seems someone enabled security. Normally a good idea(?)

Anyway, I need to recover two years of email and addresses for a doctor at a charity clinic here in East Timor.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:13 AM

The simple fix here is to take ownership of the files. In practical use, it may be a bit more complicated (permissions are sorta flakey!). This fix doesn't apply if the EFS is used (or the folders were made "Private") - that requires that the user has made a backup of the privacy key.

In XPPro, right click on the file/folder in question and select Properties, then the Security tab, then the Advanced button, then the Ownership tab. Double click on your username in the dialog box and then click on OK to change the owner of the files (also, ensure that the checkbox below the usernames is checked so that ownership will be carried down through the directory structure).

That should allow you to access the file/folder and you should be able to copy it. Copy it to a FAT32 disk in order to be sure that the file permissions are gone.

Here's some links about Access Denied errors:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertz...p;cr=US&p=1
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