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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecktore View Post
    when I started, it said it was backing up my files. But once it finally rebooted, all my programs were installed, and no files to be found. I'm pretty devasted because there were tons of pictures and music files. When it first booted up, it mentioned that it couldnt' unzip one of the zip files it created because winzip wasn't installed. So I installed winzip, and now I can't find the zipfile.

    On another note,there's a document folder with my name on it in my hard drive, but it won't let me access it. any ideas why, and how i can access it?
    The vast majority of your still is most likely still there, just not very accessible at the moment because it is not indexed. Try not to use the laptop and get some data recovery software. I don't have software to recommend, but I'm sure you can find something if you google around a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    The vast majority of your still is most likely still there, just not very accessible at the moment because it is not indexed. Try not to use the laptop and get some data recovery software. I don't have software to recommend, but I'm sure you can find something if you google around a bit.
    Thanks for the advice! I'll check CNet for any recommendations when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecktore View Post

    On another note,there's a document folder with my name on it in my hard drive, but it won't let me access it. any ideas why, and how i can access it?
    You may have to take ownership of the folder, since the new account will have a different SID/GUID than your old one.

    How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

    "How to take ownership of a folder
    You must have ownership of a protected folder in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the folder by taking ownership.

    To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:

    Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
    Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
    Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
    In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
    Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
    You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
    All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

    Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
    Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoalJunkie View Post
    Look in your Documents and Settings DIR for your old profile and see if your documents are there.
    Whoa, i just noticed i got ninja'd BAD. You had already said in your post you had a folder with your name on it.





    And yes - I just quoted myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    You may have to take ownership of the folder, since the new account will have a different SID/GUID than your old one.

    How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

    "How to take ownership of a folder
    You must have ownership of a protected folder in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the folder by taking ownership.

    To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:

    Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
    Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
    Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
    In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
    Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
    You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
    All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

    Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
    Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents."
    I'm gonna try this when I get home.

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoalJunkie View Post
    Whoa, i just noticed i got ninja'd BAD. You had already said in your post you had a folder with your name on it.





    And yes - I just quoted myself.
    i lol'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    You may have to take ownership of the folder, since the new account will have a different SID/GUID than your old one.

    How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

    "How to take ownership of a folder
    You must have ownership of a protected folder in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the folder by taking ownership.

    To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:

    Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
    Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
    Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
    In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
    Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
    You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
    All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

    Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
    Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents."
    It worked!!!

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