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"my Documents" Locked. I Cant Get In!


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#1 Alteris

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:36 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm running a XP Home Edition SP2 system with all possible upgrades.
Some time ago, i've had a system disc c: and "my documents" folder on an other drive, f: "My documents" folder was locked for other users, only me from my password locked profile, could get in.
A problem occurred and i had to format my system drive c:, but unfortunately i forgot to unlock "my documents" folder.
After reinstalling my system i could'nt get inside that folder! System shows it is empty, but when i check how many disc space is avaible it seems that all of the data is still in place. Also, after reinstall "my documents" drive letter changed from f: to e:

How can i unlock that folder and get back my data?

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:47 AM

What did you use to password lock the profile?
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 03:40 PM

I've used standard, built in windows option and option "make this folder private" in My Documents 'Settings'.

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:53 PM

UhOh! EFS (Encrypted File System) issues - this is a tough nut to crack. Here's some links that discuss this:
http://www.beginningtoseethelight.org/efsrecovery/index.php
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community...mvp/sv1206.mspx

Also, here's a shareware tool that says it can recover the data:
http://www.topshareware.com/Advanced-EFS-D...wnload-3160.htm
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for help. I've had that program before, but it couldn't help me. Propably, because my drive letter changed.
The articles came in handy, aspecially the first one, but unfortunately im not a n advanced user.
Anyway, I've still got hope, thanks for your help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:51 PM

It would probably be helpful to change the drive letter back to the one the system thinks it is. You can do this by going to Start-> right click on My Computer and choose manage. then under storage click on disk management. right click on your drive "E:" and select "change drive letter and paths". Highlight E: and click change... then select "F" and click ok and ok. Now the drive should match the information in the registry.

Hope that helps

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 07:10 AM

Thanks for the info how to change disc letter, unfortunately it didn't help in encrypting files.
Still, ill be trying to get them out.
Thanks again guys for you help. :thumbsup:




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