My own files are kept private from me

By JesseM
Oct 5, 2006
  1. So I reinstalled Windows XP and now I have 2 of everything, like 2 "My Documents" and 2 "My Music" folders; one from before and the other from the newly installed XP. Before I reinstalled XP I had a password on my logon and I chose to "Keep folders private from other users", and now I cannot access the old "My Documents" folder because it says "Access denied", which is because I am not logged on to that user. Without logging on to that account (because it no longer exists), can I access these files and if so how do I?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

  3. JesseM

    JesseM TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 220

    Thanks a lot dude, I'll try that as soon as I get home. That looks like it should fix the problem.
  4. JesseM

    JesseM TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 220

    Well, I got it fixed now but that solution only works for XP Pro, and I have XP Home, but I got it all figured out. Turns out you have to start up in safe mode and then login as the administrator to do all that.
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