Access data on 2nd HD

February 18, 2009 at 20:21:41
Specs: WinXP SP2, 2.7 GH / 2GB
Help! I did a fresh XP SP2 install on my rig with three HDs - C: for WinXP and programs, and D:\ and E:\ for My Documents (my Administrator account and my son's user account).

Now I cannot access data between D:\ and E:\ where I could before the fresh install. I have the drives set to "share", and when I click PERMISSIONS on the SHARING tab, I get the dreaded "This has been shared for administrative purposes only. The permissions cannot be set." message.

I have simple file sharing turned off, and have added my Administrator account to the Security tab on the target drive - no dice.

I've resigned myself to the idea I cannot override the error message, so is there a way to change the disk config so that:

1 - I can access the files on D:\ from my E:\ drive (D:\ is my son's, and I am Administrator)

2 - Everything continues to work as-is on D:\ when my son logs on to the PC - My Documents, My Music, ZUNE, etc.

I've been beating my brains out on this, so any help would be greatly appreciated -- or else I'm looking at another install.



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February 22, 2009 at 23:07:28
During the boot-up sequence if you get a message "Please select an operating system to start:" with one highlighted o.s. (Windows XP or whatever) and an unhighlighted one (or more, depending on how many you've got in your system) use the down arrow on your keyboard to highlight the dark one, then hit "Enter" and see if that doesn't do it.

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February 24, 2009 at 18:00:23
Maybe I wasn't clear -- the problem I am having is, even though I am Administrator, I cannot open files on one of the hard drives in my PC.

Is there a way to fix without dismounting and reloading everything?

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