can't access files after reinstalling windows XP

Hasan

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Hello all, I would really appreciate some help. Windows XP wouldn't boot
so I had to reinstall it, and since I didn't want my files to disappear, I
choose to reinstall on the same directory.

Surprisingly, now that the system is back up, I am no longer to access the
documents in the old user directory in Documents and Settings, "Access is
Denied". It's really important to regain access to these files, so any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
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How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881&Product=winxp

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"Hasan" wrote:

| Hello all, I would really appreciate some help. Windows XP wouldn't boot
| so I had to reinstall it, and since I didn't want my files to disappear, I
| choose to reinstall on the same directory.
|
| Surprisingly, now that the system is back up, I am no longer to access the
| documents in the old user directory in Documents and Settings, "Access is
| Denied". It's really important to regain access to these files, so any help
| would be greatly appreciated.
|
| Thanks