I had a PC with Windows Xp Pro, but it got unstable. So I erased the operating system and reinstalled it anew. I admit it hasn't been a clever procedure...
Now I cannot access my old account! I have a couple of GB of files which I cannot read. I know the password, of course.
When I try to enter that directory, however, I get a "access denied" error.
I would like to have a tool to decrypt the whole directory and recover all my files. It is not password cracking, because I know the password. It's that that directory is protected and I don't know how to make it readable.
Maybe also a login in form to put hte password would be nice, but that's not an existent account for my new Win Xp installation, just a protected directory with no account attached.
I tried to enter as Administrator. Nothing changed.
I tried to create an account with my old name and password, but I just have another directory withing Documents & Settings, named "oldname.PCname".
How can I get in?