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    How do you access files in another partition under windows?

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    I have installed windows xp on my Pc alongside a parttion of windows 2000 it won't let me access my old partion of windows 2000 now because of a directory error and when i boot into xp I can't access my documents from 2000. It just says access is denied, Is there anyway I can gain access to these files? I don't have a instalation disk to repair 2000 only xp. So if anyone can help please tell me what to do. Thanks

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    it sounds like you have security settings all in a muddle. xp pro or home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    it sounds like you have security settings all in a muddle. xp pro or home?
    Its Xp home SP1

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    hm, that's annoying. boot safe mode, right click on a folder you don't have access to, properties, security, advanced, ownership, then reassign ownership to yourself.

    i'm working from memory here, but that seems about right.

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    ok, ive done that and can access all my files but my documents seem to have vanished they are not hidden or in the Ms office direcory or my documents, and the useless search button dosent see any so where have they gone 2?

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    It smells like you've got the security settings all mixed up to me. Did you install onto the same partition you had windows 2000 on? Did you have the security/compression features enabled on windows 2000 before you intalled XP? Out of interest, why did you upgrade to XP home from 2000? Personally i'd stick with 2000 Professional over even XP Pro...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krikkit
    It smells like you've got the security settings all mixed up to me. Did you install onto the same partition you had windows 2000 on? Did you have the security/compression features enabled on windows 2000 before you intalled XP? Out of interest, why did you upgrade to XP home from 2000? Personally i'd stick with 2000 Professional over even XP Pro...
    i installed onto a different partition of my Hard disk, I enabled ive all the security settings I can gain access to all my files except i cant find my documents any more, the most improtant stuff... unless you count save games as improtant thanks for the help

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    I think what directhex said is correct, but you will also have to apply the 'take ownership' to all child folders and files.

    Try again but look carefully, there should be a tick box or some method of applying the take ownership to all.

    Hope this helps.

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