User Folder - Access Denied

June 21, 2009 at 07:41:52
Specs: Windows Vista
Ok so, today I turned on my PC as usual, but it went into a crazy restarting loop with blue screens and everything (Could it have to do with the freezing weather?). So I installed Vista again on annother partition (I have 2 HDD, both seperated into 2 Partitions), and it works fine. However, I can't access my old "Documents", that has all my important files, and neither can my brother (Who has a presentation tomorrow and we can't get an important Powerpoint presentation).

The question is this: How can I bypass Vista's encription (or whatever it is) and get the files from the "User" directory?

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June 21, 2009 at 07:50:42
Ok, I was able to get my files by changing ownership, however, my brother's Account had a password, and doesn't appear in the "Users" directory.

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June 21, 2009 at 08:15:55
Nevermind I figuered it all out.

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July 24, 2009 at 07:29:37

I am facing the same issue. I am getting a System Volume corrupted message. So my Vista boot is shot. Luckily I have a Windows 7 boot on a different partition that works fine. But when I try to access the files from the drive where I have Vista installed under Users\{My Id} folder I get access denied. Same as you are describing.

What did you do?

Please Help

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July 24, 2009 at 17:46:07
I set it so I had full permission on all the files, then I was able to
move it. However, I did this with XP, so I'm not sure how it's done
in later versions of Windows.

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