Data recovery locked user account

soupordave

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I'm trying to save some data off an old XP NTFS drive. The user folder in Documents and Settings is locked when booting from another OS. The computer the drive came from is gone and none that I have access to will boot to it. I do have the user and admin passwords. Should I try a repair/reinstall of the OS with another machine?, or is there an easier way? Thanks!
 

soupordave

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I booted from another XP machine. I even made and booted to a user account with the same name and password as the old drive. I can access everything but the user account that I need to get to in Documents and Settings. It says access is denied when I try to open the user folder that contains the files I need.
 

soupordave

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All are XP Pro. I tried on 2 computers. I don't want to reinstall because the old computer was a P4 with Intel chipset box and the stuff I have access to now is AMD. I've had poor luck trying stuff like that in the past. I seem to be out of other options.