Cannot access my administrator file

March 3, 2009 at 04:21:43
Specs: Windows XP
i have using windows xp proffessional sp2 in one system. Created one administrator account only. last week some virus infected. Remove that Hard disk and conneted to another system through slave. Then clean virus. Then hard disk connected to main system. OS not booing. then again Harddisk connected to another system through slave. But not access my administrator account files in at present system. How to access administator files and take the backup that file.

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March 3, 2009 at 06:21:04

wht files u r not able to access...

try accesing those file by giving permission to them
at security tab in the file or folder proerties...

cud u specify fro wht file ur facing these issue..

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March 3, 2009 at 08:47:07
IF the folders were ENCRYPTED on the old system (with file and folder names showing in green), then there is probably not much you can do through the new OS to access them - that is Windows encryption protecting the old you. If someone stole your hard drive and you encrypted the files, no one would be able to access them by sticking the drive in a new system. that's good security. unfortunately, this time YOU are the one trying to access the files by sticking the drive in another system.

if they weren't encrypted, then the previous response about file permissions is probably all you need: The Security Identifier (SID) of the "Administrator" account on the old computer is different from the SID of the "Administrator" account on your new computer. You may need to go into the advanced security settings on the folder, and tell it to Copy Permissions to child objects.

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