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Access denied to My Documents folder after restore


barnfly145

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Before reformatting and reloading Win XP Home Edition on an older machine, I used Backup MyPC (EMC7.5) to backup My Doc's and some other stuff. When I restored the backup (after upgrading to EMC8), the My Documents folder was no longer accessible. This happened on my new machine (listed in signature) as well. I reinstalled EMC 7 then EMC7.5 (which is what I originally backed up with) and got the same results. I can't find any settings to change that will allow access to these folders. I've seen where XP pro has the option to disable "simple file sharing" but XP Home does not. Why would Backup MyPC make the folder inaccessible in the first place? Is there anything I can try, or am I screwed???

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It is an XP permission thingy.

 

BUMP will allow you to restore your files to an alternate location. Do that and copy them to where you want from there.

 

I've tried that a couple of different ways, and access to the new folder(s) is denied also.

 

For future reference - to back up MyDocs and other such things, use Classic Creator, and CD-R.

 

Lynn

 

That's how I used to do it (and from now on will!!), but this last time I thought I would use a program that was supposed to make the process easier...so much for that concept!

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Just a suggestion Barnfly, but any time you change things like that on your computer, it's always best to do it in "Safe Mode". That way there should be no other programming that will interfere with the changes you might make. Safe Mode always just boots to the minimal.

 

Frank....

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I've tried that a couple of different ways, and access to the new folder(s) is denied also.

That's how I used to do it (and from now on will!!), but this last time I thought I would use a program that was supposed to make the process easier...so much for that concept!

 

Since you already have the files on your HD, use Explorer and right click on the folder they are in. Pick Sharing & Security and give it total sharing for all files/folders within it.

 

Then copy the files to where you want them and delete the empty folder.

 

It is a matter of XP permissions and its' built in protection. If you had restored them to the original HD/PC it would not have been this much trouble.

 

BUMP is still the best way to go for creating a backup with minimum user attention needed.

 

Classic will create a rock solid copy, but it requires a lot of user interaction for the second, 3rd, etc. backup.

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