XP User Account Problem

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Hello,

Here is my scenerio.

My computer died (which used XP), so I'm using another computer (that uses
XP) until I get it fixed. I run a small business and there are folders I
need from desktop of the old computer. I've taken the hard drive out, put it
into my new pc and saved shared files that I needed, however I am not able to
access my desktop from the old hard drive. It says "access denied". I'm
wondering if it's because I had a password on that user.

So to confirm... I put the old hard drive in the new pc, I was able to copy
most files/folder I needed, however am not able to access a few that were
saved on my desktop. With the hard drive connected to my new pc, am I able
to remove the user account password... or does the fact that it denies access
mean the folders are now corrupt?

I'd appreciate any suggestions or advice...

Thanks,
Laura
laurak331@aol.com
 

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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;Q308421
peter
"laurak331" <laurak331@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2A502224-18B6-450A-A4E2-8294C2093A93@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Here is my scenerio.
>
> My computer died (which used XP), so I'm using another computer (that uses
> XP) until I get it fixed. I run a small business and there are folders I
> need from desktop of the old computer. I've taken the hard drive out, put it
> into my new pc and saved shared files that I needed, however I am not able to
> access my desktop from the old hard drive. It says "access denied". I'm
> wondering if it's because I had a password on that user.
>
> So to confirm... I put the old hard drive in the new pc, I was able to copy
> most files/folder I needed, however am not able to access a few that were
> saved on my desktop. With the hard drive connected to my new pc, am I able
> to remove the user account password... or does the fact that it denies access
> mean the folders are now corrupt?
>
> I'd appreciate any suggestions or advice...
>
> Thanks,
> Laura
> laurak331@aol.com