Accessing a private folder

By diego
Nov 13, 2003
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  1. I had a HD which i partitioned into 2 drives one FAT32 and one NTFS. I installed XP Pro on the FAT32 drive and created an account. I kept it's documents on the NTFS drive and made them private.
    I have since formatted the FAT32 drive which has removed XP.

    The problem is I obviously now can't access the private folder on the NTFS drive since the account has been deleted.
    Is there any way of gaining access to it?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Do you have XP Pro back on a computer with that NTFS drive? 98 can't read NTFS. Anyway if you have XP Pro back on and can't get access then this is what you do:

  3. diego

    diego Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ye i have xp pro back on the fat32 drive.

    i right click on the folder and all i have are general, sharing and customise tabs no security one. where do i find it?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    XP Pro should have a security tab for folders on an NTFS drive. Are you sure you are logged in as Administrator?
  5. diego

    diego Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    well im logged in as a user who is an administrator.

    how do i log into the origininal administrator account?
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    You can get to an account specifically named Administrator by booting into safe mode.
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Or pressing ctrl-alt-del twice on the login screen. This should bring up the old 2000 login type box.
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Taken from : http://www.bash.org/?173460 ;)
  9. diego

    diego Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks a million SNGX1275
    that seems to have worked fully
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,291   +226

    Cool, glad to have helped.
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