Re: Administrator cannot access a directory

From: Bruce Chambers (
Date: 10/11/02

From: "Bruce Chambers" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 07:04:31 -0600

Greetings --

HOW TO Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP;en-us;Q308421


Bruce Chambers
Microsoft MVP, Windows - Shell/User
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
both at once. -- RAH

"James Barras" <> wrote in message
> Hello everyone,
> I tried to install a harddisk on my computer. My computer is based on MS
> Windows XP Pro. There is a MS Windows XP Pro installation
> partition (NTFS) on the harddisk I tried to install. I wanted to access my
> old private "My documents" directory to copy it to my new one.
> Unfortunately, even logged on as administrator, it says "Access Denied". I
> tried to check off the "read-only" attribut on the directory
> but it doesn't work, it says "Access denied" even so. I'd like to get my
> files. Does anyone know how to make it up? I'm new to
> Windows XP.
> Thank you in advance for you time
> James Barras