Recovering files on Windows XP

By magaman598
Jul 9, 2010
  1. So, a friend's motherboard decided to crap out on him and I said I'd give him a hand at recovering his data, but he set his profile to private under XP and we can't access his documents to grab his pictures and what not. Anyone know of a way around this "Block"?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Boot with a linux live CD or maybe a BartPE CD. I've also used Norton Ghost in the past to recover data from drives outside of Windows.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Boot a Linux CD like Knoppix. The files are easily accessed :)
  4. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 188

    Ahh, well, my friend decided to format the drive while I have having a nap with my daughter so I couldn't try to get said files.

    Thanks for the insight on it, I'll definatly remember this for later use. =]
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