hi everyone.
i'm having a problem i've never run into before. i'm running microsoft windows xp home sp 2. my girlfriends computer running the same thing crashed, and i'm trying to move her important files (my documents) onto my hard drive to back up. her hard drive is in my computer right now. i have access to everything except her folder in documents and settings. when i double click the folder all i get is 'access is denied'. i know why it's doing this but not how to fix it. and my parents didn't pay the extra bucks for xp pro like i asked them too. if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated!!

thank you!!


ps. i know on windows xp pro you can disable simple file sharing interface in folder options, and then take ownership of the folder. but i have HOME. more like homo. jk.

Sounds like there might be encryption on her user account? Once you make that drive secondary you should be able to take ownership over all files on it unless the files are encrypted.

- Use Computer Management-->Storage-->Disk Management to see if that partition is NTFS
- check out these docs: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/encrypt_overview.mspx?mfr=true


thanks! i think that would have worked too. but i went into safe mode, and then under the folder properties i was able to snag the permissions.
i appreciate it though!

Oh good - glad you got it!