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Any way to access my user account on an external hdd?

Old 09-09-06, 06:43 PM
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Any way to access my user account on an external hdd?

For some reason my laptop won't boot up which after some research may be due to a faulty motherboard. I want to access some files on the harddrive and I have an external hdd enclosure to do so, unfortunately my user account has a password which is probably why I'm denied when I try to access it via the Documents and Settings folder.

Is there anyway to get in there or enter the password at least? OS is WinXp Pro.

Help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Old 09-10-06, 09:35 PM
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With another XP machine can you take ownership of the directory that you need? Right click the folder and go to security. you will need to be logged in as Administrator.
Old 09-12-06, 09:13 PM
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I don't think I can, I currently have the harddrive connected to my desktop and that's where I've received the access denied message. Otherwise, I don't think I see the option for taking ownership when I right click and select security and sharing.

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