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captain_sHiFTy

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i just installed a new mobo, and found out the hard way that windows xp doesnt like it when you change the motherboard. so i had to reinstall windows so i could back up all my files, but now my "my documents" folder is denying me access to it.

HELP! i have a ton of important files in that folder that i need, and its saying i dont have permission to access it.

anybody have any idea on how to get at my files?
 
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captain_sHiFTy

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i have windows xp home edition btw. i think i just clicked "make this folder private so that only you can access it" in the sharing tab.
 
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captain_sHiFTy

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ARG
ok im officially freaking out. i really need the files saved in there. i have some school projects saved, as well as some website stuff.
both im in dire need of, and both i need soon :S

can someone PLEASE help me out?

what i think i did is i turned "make this folder private" on in the sharing/security tab. this is my OLD my documents folder, from a previous installation of windows (before i installed my new mobo).

PLEASE HELP!!!!!<sobs of frusteration>
 

redduc900

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You'll need to boot into Safe mode (press F8 after POST, and then click Safe mode), log on as Administrator, and take ownership of the directory...

C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name> :)
 
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captain_sHiFTy

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ok, i ll try that in a sec.

i got the blaster worm AGAIN. EVERY time i reformat i get it when i activate windows. f*cking microsoft. im ready to carve gate's heart out with a spoon right now.

anybody know if a new blaster is out or somn? my old blaster worm fixes dont seem to be finding it
 

jrbob

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Ot Keep yor self from getting the Blaster worm. Install windows and your FIREWALL then connect your computer to the network and download the windows updates.

It works for me.