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Topic # 96569 31-Jan-2012 11:22
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Hi. I have the following issue:

mb on a Win XP machine toasted. Hdd works fine & is currently slaved to another machine for data transfer.

The Win login acc had a password on it. This password is known, but the c: is "locked" when trying to access system files via slave.

Was running Office 2007

Any advice on how to get this access?

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  Reply # 575228 31-Jan-2012 11:42
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So the PST file/folder is locked ? (wrong permissions)

Try this...

http://www.xpd.co.nz/?p=35




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  Reply # 575230 31-Jan-2012 11:44
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You shouldn't need a password just change the folder options to show hidden files as 'application data' is hidden - have you got a PST or OST bit easier to rescue a PST.

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  Reply # 575234 31-Jan-2012 11:50
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Usually correct, but if the previous drive had NTFS on it and permissions were applied against the folders, then just copying can fail with the "access denied" message as mentioned on my blog post I linked. So you can see the folders to a certain level and then get that message.




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  Reply # 575235 31-Jan-2012 11:51
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If the account had a password then the security settings need to be changed, on that user account folder/files, to allow you access to them.
With the HDD slaved on a Vista/Win7 machine this is easy because when you try access the user folder it will tell you you need access and do it for you.
With the HDD slaved on an XP machine this harder especially if it's XP Home.
XP Home you need to reboot into Safe Mode first.
Then you right-click on the user folder you want to access and go to Properties - Security - Advanced - Owner.
On that tab you select your user account and tick the box to 'Replace Owner on subcontainers and objects'
Click OK and let it do its thing.






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  Reply # 575239 31-Jan-2012 11:53
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xpd: So the PST file/folder is locked ? (wrong permissions)

Try this...

http://www.xpd.co.nz/?p=35


Thanks. Yes. When you try to access system files on the slaved hdd (via a usb adapter ) the application data folder is greyed out.

The pst file should've been residing on a server but someone forgot to move it.

We are going to recreate the login details on the new pc & slave the old hdd to that as a next course of action.   

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  Reply # 575240 31-Jan-2012 11:58
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stuzz: The pst file should've been residing on a server but someone forgot to move it.


The .PST file should only be on a server for backup. Using a PST file in a remote storage is bad practice, bad.



 






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  Reply # 575250 31-Jan-2012 12:03
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freitasm:
stuzz: The pst file should've been residing on a server but someone forgot to move it.


The .PST file should only be on a server for backup. Using a PST file in a remote storage is bad practice, bad.



 


Sorry. Yes. I forgot that word backup in that post.  



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  Reply # 575258 31-Jan-2012 12:11
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Thanks for the info above. 

Will give those options a go also. 

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