why are some folders or files are not accessable in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by jhmac77, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. jhmac77

    jhmac77 Senior Member

    Oct 7, 2009
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    Why are some folders or files are not accessable in XP
    I have been using both XP on one hard drive and Windows 7 on another. Some of my folders in XP are not accessible. I have a USB backup and store files there from both OS's. I am wondering why some folder/files that end up in XP are not accessible. How do I correct this problem?
    Is this a permission problem or is the reason for not being accessible different? I was "pulling out my hair" because I thought my new hard drives were bad. But using several checking methods I found out there were no bad sectors.
    #1 jhmac77, Oct 8, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

    Jun 10, 2009
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    I don't use XP - but I suspect it is a question of ownership.

    Boot into 7 and merge this .reg file - ok the warning. Then rt click and take ownership of any files you are having trouble with.

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