Hi guys and gals,
My hard drive crashed some time ago, and I've since bought a new hard drive and connected the old one as a slave. The old one was running XP Home, and my new one is now running XP Pro.
I've managed to recover almost all of the old data (phew!), EXCEPT everything that was in my Documents and Settings folder (such as my Favorites and my Outlook data). The problem is that my main User Account ("Sarah") was password-protected, so now I can't access the Documents and Settings folder for my user account. When I have a look in DOS mode, the "Administrator," "All Users," "Default User," and "Owner" folders appear, but "Sarah" is completely invisible
, as if it has been deleted (though I've no reason to believe that this is the case).
I've done a lot of research and have tried a lot of things. I've "taken ownership" of my Documents and Settings folder (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
). I've tried this: http://www.tweakxp.com/article139897.aspx.
I've set up an identical user account (same name, same password) on my new, master XP drive, but it makes no difference. Nothing has worked
I'd be sooo grateful for whatever help anyone can provide. My last resort is to send the drive into some professional data recovery company, but that requires spending money, which sorta goes against my morals
Thanks so much,