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ianalice1, Jun 26, 4:10am
Hi and hope someone will have some ideas.
I have an external hard drive, that I have used for over a year, with no problems, until now.
My hard drive died and had to have a spare installed.
I was left with the job of reinstalled Windows XP Home, which I have done more times than I can think.
Before I took the computer in I do a Full backup of all my important files, like documents.
Now I can access the drive and look into another folder.
But the main folder, My Documents, when I click on it I get a box that says:-
E:\My Documents is not accessible. Access is denied.
Now there is some important info on their, is any able to offer some suggestion as to how I can access it!

drcspy, Jun 26, 4:21am

ianalice1, Jun 26, 4:28am
Thank you I tried:-Turn off Simple File Sharing:

Click Start, and then click My Computer.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
Under Advanced Settings, click to clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box, and then click OK.
When I click on View tab there is no advanced setting.

Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message, if one appears.
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click your user name, Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group.
Again no advanced tab or group.
I know it's to do with sharing, cause I was on a network, not now!

drcspy, Jun 26, 4:32am
do the 'security' changes stuff in SAFE mode

drcspy, Jun 26, 6:01am
wanna explain your comment which as far as I can see is designed to be completely unhelpful to the op and indeed of no interest to them at all.

ianalice1, Jun 26, 8:56am
Ok, thank.
Worn out now, so will check out drcspys tomorrow and report back.

ianalice1, Jun 26, 7:18pm
Thanks, Drcspy.
It worked.
Thank you.


drcspy, Jun 26, 7:46pm

black-heart, Jun 26, 8:10pm
ITT: jcmp21 gets schooled.

jcmp21, Jun 26, 8:27pm
A REAL tech would know how to do this without going through all this rigmarole. The google way will work however.

jcmp21, Jun 26, 8:29pm

ianalice1, Jun 26, 10:31pm
Sorry but I'm not a tech, just a home user and google didn't tell me to use Safe Mode.

gj, Jun 26, 10:43pm
@ianalice - just ignore - whatever he's on wears off eventually!

drcspy, Jun 26, 11:30pm
so Mr supposedly "real" tech(!) how come your best effort wad to be completely UN HELPFUL!

drcspy, Jun 27, 12:16am
waste of space

b110, Jun 27, 2:28am
I think Spy quite right to do the google way , because it helps others to see how easy to use google to sort theirproblems. too.
Just a home user,with experiance to share also
laughing at some1's coment doesnt help 1st poster .

drcspy, Jun 27, 3:09am
oh "I" am well aware of how to do the process but I posted the link so that the original poster could follow the directions and I didn't have to type em

drcspy, Jun 27, 3:11am
a *certain poster* who shall remain nameless (you can work out who) merely likes to disparage any of my efforts so they can feel superior and other parts of their anatomy

drcspy, Jun 27, 4:55am
useless info

what 'rigmarole' are you referring to !
put your money where your mouth is (if it can fit in there past your foot)
you're being unhelpful and attacking me again

why don't you just .-

jcmp21, Jun 27, 10:03am
I saw a post in another thread stating that people are saying stuff about people but are too scared to name them. Do you recall that one!

drcspy, Jun 27, 3:50pm
Oh you're being 'sneaky' again.YOU know that I wrote that post.You are also very well aware of whom it was directed at (YOU and your 'mates').

don't try to play games wiht me buddy.And STOP hijacking peoples threads with this STUPID RUBBISH game you persist with.It's NOT helpful.It IS a bad look.A very bad look.Your smarmy snide replies are not well camouflaged at all - it's very obvious it's a sniping attack.And almost every single thing you type on this board in relation to one of my posts is an attack of some sort.What a waste of space you are.What a way to ruin this board.Go away somewhere preferably for good eh.

lucus2011, Jun 28, 5:50am
doc thought you'd be too smart to fall for trolls eh

jcmp21, Jun 28, 6:00am
Let's stop with the dramatics. If you won't answer, just don't

drcspy, Jun 28, 6:12am
gettin smarter by the day and not interested in communicating with trolls.OH LOOK I see it's back.rofl

drcspy, Jun 28, 6:13am
and still hijacking this and others threads

what a sad sack of a person

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