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    I used to have windows installed to my I: drive (which is NTFS) but my C: screwed up, so I formatted it (FAT32). By doing this, I couldnt get into windows on I:, so I installed windows on C: and I want all my stuff back from my old account on I:, but, the old folder won't let me in.

    Is there any way to get into my old folder?

  • #2
    or maybe even be able to load up the installation on I?

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    • #3
      what operating system? you need a NT operating system (NT4, 2000, XP) to see a NTFS partition.

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      • #4
        Sorry, I really woulded know how to help you.

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        • #5
          Re: Need Help!

          Originally posted by Sn2
          I used to have windows installed to my I: drive (which is NTFS) but my C: screwed up, so I formatted it (FAT32). By doing this, I couldnt get into windows on I:, so I installed windows on C: and I want all my stuff back from my old account on I:, but, the old folder won't let me in.

          Is there any way to get into my old folder?
          If you have win9x or ME installed on the c drive, just put in the cdrom of 2000/xp and upgrade to it,
          after installation you will see the old I drive.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Supersonic
            Sorry, I really woulded know how to help you.
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            • #7
              I am running win xp. I can see the drives but I can't access the folder with the stuff from my old account in.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sn2
                I am running win xp. I can see the drives but I can't access the folder with the stuff from my old account in.
                Maybe it thinks you don't have the right, maybe because the dirs are set to a certain user. Right click / properties and archive,
                goto dos (real dos) and check for hidden system information files and remove them (desktop.ini is a good killer too). It might help.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by xiphoid
                  Maybe it thinks you don't have the right, maybe because the dirs are set to a certain user. Right click / properties and archive,
                  goto dos (real dos) and check for hidden system information files and remove them (desktop.ini is a good killer too). It might help.
                  The archive thing didn't work so can you explain how to do the other way?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sn2
                    The archive thing didn't work so can you explain how to do the other way?
                    No permission change?
                    uhm
                    tricky!
                    Maybe it holds a folder called System Information. (very hard to delete) ask microsoft support
                    through their web site you can ask 2 free support questions, then they cost 30$ each. So .. enjoy the first 2

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                    • #11
                      Actually, you have to retake ownership. Even if the user names are exactly the same, their checksums are not so Windows sees them as different users. Since the new user doesn't have permission to view those older files, Windows won't let you.

                      Read this and it should help you reclaim ownership of your drive and files:
                      http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre..._ownership.asp

                      Answer is compliments of Ingoal - SitePoint Forums, Resident IT Answer man.
                      Translations provided by Google.

                      Wayne Luke
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                      • #12
                        Wayne, I can't thank you or Ingoal enough. Everything worked perfectly!

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