Can't access owner folders/documents help!

June 15, 2009 at 20:04:30
Specs: Windows XP, 1 gb
I have a seagate HD where i have "windows xp" installed that isn't working properly due to shock however i can still turn it on but it only shows up a blank black screen and doesn't go no where. So i had to put it in an external enclosure with my other "windows xp" PC . Doing that I can access folders like "programs" and "windows" and "guest documents" however what i cannot do is try to go inside the owner/admistrator folder because i get the message "access denied- this folder is unaccessible". When i go to "properities" it says it has 0 bytes however when i click on the "hard drive icon" itself it says it does have almost all the 120 GB (and over 48% free space) i have saved on the administrators account. I already tried running it on safe mode but it just restarts over and over and doesn't go through.

So please tell me how can I possibly recover files (only want to recover very important documents only) where windows is installed and I am not getting premission to check the "owner/adminstrators" folder and documents.


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#1
June 15, 2009 at 20:50:10
Try this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 you need to "take ownership". Admin in safe mode is needed. Just go to the files you want and follow those instructions. G/l. Let me know if it works

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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#2
June 16, 2009 at 17:56:50
I have tried this but still get the message ""access denied- owner folder is unaccessible". So it must be something else. I believe because of shock the owner folder documents are unaccessible but not the others but i am not sure.

Please suggest me on what other method I should try?


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#3
June 16, 2009 at 18:14:07
The data in that area of the disk may be currupt. You might try a data recovery utility. There are a few free ones out there but I'm not on my pc and can't remember the one I have on there (I use it to recover other peoples files). Ill google it and let you know which 1 it is.

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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#4
June 16, 2009 at 19:00:08
Try testdisk. http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?...

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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#5
June 16, 2009 at 23:32:06
what about free recovery software like PC Inspector File Recovery 4, TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.10 cuz i don't want to damage my .txt files which are the only ones i want to recover

BTW, the shock was due to me 2. carelessly used a hammer to take out a wood block from a tv desk to make it into pc desk with the pc still on the tv desk (took me few min. to do it) and the problem started from their


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#6
June 17, 2009 at 08:29:38
Testdisk and pctools have good ratings. I'd try those first.

WinXp Amd 64 3000 Msi Neo2 Platinuim 1 gig ddr 400. When we cast a pebble into a pond we should look past the first ripple.


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