Cannot access files after a format and fresh install

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Aaj kar mera computer mujhe hi pareshan kiya hua hai.

I am in big problem. I have 2 partitions in my 40
GB hard disk. I have installed windows xp in 1st partition (c:) and i
keep all my documents in 2nd partition (D:). I have set 'my documents'
in d: drive by setting its target to 'd:\my documents' from its default
'c:\documents and.....'. On the sharing tab in the properties of my
documents I checked the option 'make this folder privete', so that other
users (my small brother who have another account) can't get access to my
files. I keep all my important documents in this folder.

This week I had to format my windows due to some problems. I formated c:
drive & reinstalled same windows in it. Now the problem comes. I now
can't open my 'My doecuments' folder in D: drive. When I try to open it
it gives the message "D:\My Documents is not accessible access
is denied"

I am in very very bad condition, my all important documents are in this
folder. What to do. Please Help!.

Meri billi mujhi ko myaun

Satissh S

If you have a knoppix live cd, you can recover your documents. Take a look at this, Hacking Knoppix in Extremetech
The best way is format your C:\ to Fat32 using Qt Parted and copying all your documents to the new C:\ as knoppix has the capability to write to fat32 and is perfectly safe.

You may try the foll,
Or, boot with XP Install/lRescue disk and select 'R' Rescue. Press 1 to get to your C:\Windows and give Admin Passwrd and issue the foll,
C:\Windows> d:
D:\xcopy <Dir> C:\ where Dir is your directory. I'am not sure abt this but anyway.. ;-)


da' Ťurntable ruleth
duh!!! oh!!! billi ki problem right billi ki section mein toh post karna tha :p
and man thread ka title toh jara explainative dena tha
tumhe hi hoga fayda man
moving this thread to QnA
and editing the title



Log in with admin priviledges. Navigate in My Computer to D:\ Right click on the folder "My Documents" and select Properties. Go to security Tab and go to Advanced... Here, there is a tab called Owner... Change it to your new account...

Note 1: If you use WinXP home, you will have to boot from safe mode

Note 2: If your current account does not have admin priv, you might have to temporarily raise its priviledges and then lower it after completion...

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