Account problems on Win Xp Pro

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
March 27, 2010 at 06:38:20
Specs: Windows XP
Good morning,

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?

Thanks


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#1
March 27, 2010 at 06:59:33
Now I cannot access my old account!

If you did a reformat and fresh install how are you trying to access your old account....your post makes no sense.

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#2
March 27, 2010 at 07:15:59
I didn't format anything. Just reinstalled the operating system. When you insert the CD, it asks "want to format?" "want to instal in a new directory?" "want to overwrite old windows installation?"... I chose the third one to avoid formatting everything.

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March 27, 2010 at 08:36:13

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#4
March 27, 2010 at 10:27:57
Yes!

It's working, I had no idea there were these procedures.

Thanks a lot


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#5
March 27, 2010 at 10:34:18
Thanks for posting back, it will help others with a similar problem!

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