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    2 weeks ago i kinda messed up my permission settings. no one, not even windows could access the hard drives........

    i was able to insert an old HDD into my comp and install XP on that........

    now i can access all drives except for the old C: drive (now F: )

    but i really need to get into that because i have some REALLY important files on that............

    is there any way to do this???

    error i get when i want to open the F: drive:


    properties of the F: drive:


    note that the F: drive was NTFS formatted, and has a size of about 2 GB, even though it shows up as 0 bytes........... i havent done any chages to it.......

    any help is REALLY appreciated........
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    try setting up permissions again, im not exactly sure how it shoudl look as i have xp home

    edit: on 2nd thoughts looks like u dont even have acces to the permissions bit, u could try repartioning the drive if u dotn have any stuff on it u need.

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    the pic of the properties say "file system raw" <---- there is no file system.... no files.... no access.....

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    thats what i thought to, but i thought that coulda been due to not having privelages.
    you can use the disk manager to repartition it

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    it already is partitioned just not formatted..... he said he had important files... but IMO they r as good as lost you can try to recover the files if he wants to do that it is best not to touch that partition untill he has research recovering the files i have recovered files like this before it takes alot of work and only one bit of info in the file spec if it is an exe is corrupt the whole file will be IMO i would forget what was there and start again

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    also, dont keep important files on ur os partition, incase it happens again, i never keep any important stuff, or n=anything really on the same drive as my os, just windows and installed programs, which i have all the installs for

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    try easy recovery pro 6.3 it has a reformat partition feature not sure if its gonna work in this case tho

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    I found this response to a very similar question on another forum, perhaps it will help...
    Take ownership of the files using the method described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 810881 "Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder (start at resolution step 2).
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    It&#39;s prob currupt.

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    thnx for the help guys,

    safe mode of XP on the new HD allowed me to change the settings of my old XP partition, then i could access and burn the data away, reformat and reinstall XP..........

    to bad i dint get ne sleep last nite
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