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After Installing Windows All The Files From My Previous User Have Been Locked

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  • After Installing Windows All The Files From My Previous User Have Been Locked

    After reinstalling Windows 7, My old user files are stored in "Windows.Old" , I know thats normal

    But when i got to my user files it doesnt recognise me as the owner and cannot access them?

    Saturday, September 7, 2013 3:10 PM

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  • It wont I am afraid, but if you select the files/folders in question, right click an select properties, select the security tab click advanced you will be able to take ownership of the files.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by rj01 Sunday, September 8, 2013 7:32 PM
    Saturday, September 7, 2013 3:18 PM