window xp folder access is denied

By accesshalo
Aug 15, 2007
  1. my first computer was fried from lighting struck. I can't find the replacement for mother board. So, I bought this 2nd hand PC reinstalled Xp home edition to the HD that comes with the PC (C:) and hooked my old HD as a slave (E: & F:) hoping that I can salvage data from my old HD. I had 2 different users, both of them has password to log on individual user (I don't know that has anything to do with it).When I tried to access folders under documents and setting, it says E:\documents and setting\folder is not accessible. access is denied. PLEASE HELP My computer skill is basic.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You need to take ownership of the files etc. See this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. accesshalo

    accesshalo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you Howard, I followed instructions and my problem sloved. Thank you again.
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