Hello boards, Title says it in a nutshell. I had Spyware on my XP and it became inoperable to the point where it wouldn't even boot. I made a partition using Hirens BootCD on which I installed my new Win7, which has been great so far, only problem is my access to my old files is denied. I wouldn't mind enabling them manually if it weren't for the problem that that only works on folders, not on the actual files for some reason. I have no way of restarting my old XP. Any suggestions? Is there perhaps a program that can unlock them, or perhaps some way that I could grant myself admin status and access them anyway? I have tried the more basic things (going on D:, giving everyone full rights of access) but none worked. Thanks for reading, hope you can help! Peter aka Ekkoe ADDITION: Okay, I just figured out I can check the box for all sub folders and files, which works for the majority, but it still doesn't work on all files. There must be a way to grant me access to all files, right?