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How do i open the folder for my user name?

By hazer07 ยท 6 replies
Feb 25, 2008
  1. I just installed an old harddrive form my previous computer into my new packard bell ixtreme 9053, it works just fine only that when i attempt to open the folder that corresponds to my user name on my old computer it wont let me as i blocked others from opening them unless their on my nameis their ANY way i can open these folders ive got important documents inside and my old computer is nolonger functioning any help is greatly appreciated...
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Start->Control Panel->User Accounts
  3. freemont

    freemont TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Log in as Administrator and change ownership of the folder in question to your account on the new computer:

    Right-click the folder & click Properties
    Click the Security tab
    (If you don't see the Security tab, click Tools > Folder Options > View, and Un-check "Use simple file sharing")
    Under the Security tab, click Advanced
    Click the Owner tab
    Change owner to your User account

    Good luck!
  4. hazer07

    hazer07 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I cant find the "Use simple file sharing" its not in my view options im using windows xp home edition.
  5. hazer07

    hazer07 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    And when i go to control panel it doesnt display the users on the second hardrive for the old computer only mine on the new computer...(For raybay)
  6. freemont

    freemont TS Rookie Posts: 20


    Sorry, I obviously tend to assume XP Pro as that's what I see most often.

    To access the Security tab with XP Home, simply boot into Safe Mode. It'll be there.

    Probably hitting the F8 key during boot will be enough to get a boot menu offering Safe Mode as an option.
  7. hazer07

    hazer07 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16


    Thanks for everything i got it working now much appreciated
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