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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    folder access denied

    Windows vista crashed. (software crashed, hdd ok)
    put hdd to a win 7 system for files recovery.

    certain folders are denied access as the windows vista user had a password to log in.

    cannot access even tried gaining ownership to the folders or rather the lack of security options in the properties page.

    anyone got experience in this before?

  2. #2
    Registered User Hairyworm's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Singapore, Singapore
    Yes. I have.

    I use Mini-XP to boot and obtain all the files off it.
    Intel i7 2700K |Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z |Samsung 16GB @ 1600Mhz | Asus Matrix 7970 | Samsung 840 Pro 256GB | WD 450GB Velociraptor | Seasonic X-750W GOLD | Filco Brown| Logitech G500 | Creative Premium HD | Klipsch GMX 2.1 | Dell U2412M | Silverstone FT02BW | Thermalright Silver Arrow |

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  3. #3
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    Mar 2012
    Create another user with the same name and password and try to access the files.
    If this fails, create another user with a different name, but with administrator rights.
    Delete the password of the original user. You should then be able to access the files.

    Failing which, there are some specialised programs that can take out the passwords or just copy the files.

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ rickysio's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Did something similar, didn't face that problem though...
    It is better to remain silent and be taken as a fool, than to speak and prove your ignorance beyond doubt.

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