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Old 04-27-2005, 05:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer crashed, and restarted, but it restarted under a completely new user account, with admin powers, and my old user account, which was also admin, is locked, I cannot login into this account, but the files and folders still are still in the 'Documents and Settings' folder, I tried the safe mode method of taking control of the account's files and folders, but it doesn't work, I still get 'Access Denied' errors.

Anyone know how to fix this? Or how it could have happened? Thanks.

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Old 04-27-2005, 05:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to set the permissions
under the true administrator account, right click on C: and go to security
I think it's under "advanced" but you have to find and click "replace owner"

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Old 04-27-2005, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you on XP Pro or Home? With Pro you don't have to boot into safe mode. Also I'm not entirely sure how user permissions would work in Home as I haven't had to use them with Home Edition. In fact I didn't think they were available in XP Home.

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