I just installed Windows7 Professional with 2 standard users. I wanted to restrict access to one user's documents from the other. I was successful in doing that but then later I deleted both users and user files. Now I can't access the restricted root directory even as Administrator. If I take owner of that folder it only allows me to see all the subfolders but not access there contents. Then If I take ownership of that subfolder it will only allow access one more level down. Even after I take ownership I have to edit and remove the user, which shows as a long alphanumeric name, before I can actually open the folder and I assume that name was created when I removed the user files. There are several hundred subfolders. Is there any solution to fixing this mess other than taking ownership and then creating new user permissions one folder at at time?