Well, I have managed to get myself into quit the situation. A few days ago I had some problems with windows. The windows installation was ruined and I tried so many different ways to repair it. Well nothing worked and I couldnt just clean format and start over because there is important stuff stil on that drive. So i went and bought a new drive, Installed it as the master and my old drive as the slave. I left the damages windows on there along with all the info I needed to copy over to the new drive. I installed a copy of windows XP on the new drive. This is where the problem lies. On my old windows installation the administrator (me) had password protected the account. Not only that but had chosen the option to "make folders private" when creating the password. Now. the My documents folder is the only one that seemed to get encrypted, but that is where the bulk of my stuff is. Is there any way to get in there and get those files, thats what I need to know. Please help me , im realy stuck this time.