Major Security Issue - XP Home Ed

By SquallRm
Aug 31, 2003
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  1. I've had a big problem two days ago that my pc wouldn't start and i had to recover it without losing my old files.. When i recovered everything, files were still there but their registry was lost! One of my main folders gives me an error message

    "Folder not accesible -Access is Denied"

    I am the Administrator and the only owner of the computer. And when i go to properties of the folder i do not see the Security tab. Another thing is that in Folder options i see no "Use Simple File Sharing"

    please help, any time of advice is accepted.

    -Squall
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Sounds like your account permissions are trashed. There are ways to prevent this, but I am not sure if there is anything that will fix it definitely.

    BUT, here's what I might try:

    Boot into safemode (tap F8 a split second before the Windows XP logo appears on boot) and login as Administrator.

    Run System Restore and revert your PC back to a day before this happened. This will restore an old backup of your registry and MAYBE restore your account permissions.

    If you were using Professional, I would doubt this would work. ;) But Home is a little more forgiving, so hope for the best.


    If this doesn't work, then perhaps system repair will restore privelages to your Administrator account. You can try these instructions: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/repair.txt
  3. SquallRm

    SquallRm Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks, though i have not tried it, you've still been a lot of help
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Is this directory "System Volume Information" ? It has permissions set by default so that you can't view it even if you are an administrator.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Re: Re: Major Security Issue - XP Home Ed

    well spotted!
  6. SquallRm

    SquallRm Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    No its not. Its just the standard data.
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