Accessing My documents on a partition

December 31, 2009 at 08:54:50
Specs: Windows XP
Hi I have 2 partitions on my computer and need to acces the now non bootable section to retrieve my documents from this sector , is this possible?

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#1
December 31, 2009 at 08:56:48
Yes its possible. Not clear what your issue is though. Did you reinstall the OS?

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#2
December 31, 2009 at 09:20:12
The Problem is I can access and open the disc D: partition from my C: partition but can't then open the My documents folder in the D: partition, It just comes up as blank. I suppose there must be a way to acces these but I'm a little naive.

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#3
December 31, 2009 at 09:26:56
Basically I was using the D: partition as the operating sysytem but due to a virus it now no longer boots, I now having being using the other partition C: (using the same computer but on another disc completely) I can wait to re install windows but really need to acces the information stored on this disk on the My documents folders really quite quickly. I can open the disc when I boot up from another partition on the computer but get a zero reading on the My document folder as if its empty. Is there a way to retrieve or transfer these from the D: partition? I also need to retrieve the information on the DBX folder (my old emails) ASAP

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#4
December 31, 2009 at 09:27:44
we need some background on the issue. like did you just add d: from another system? like did this work before and now it doesn't? What changed? Whose [what account] my documents folder is it? What is the byte count when you highlight the folder?

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#5
December 31, 2009 at 09:30:40
The D: partition was the system I used everyday, It has failed due to an internal virus (hidden in AVG) and won't boot up.The C: i kept on the computer as a back up , for this sort of problem. The byte count is Zero on the folder when I highlight it but is there another way to access this?

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#6
December 31, 2009 at 10:04:43
Did you install at least SP1 along with WinXP?

You may just need to take ownership of the files/folders on the D partition/drive. Look at the link below to learn how.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421


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