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Hello all,
I'm in need of some help. Here's a brief rundown on the issue at hand.

-Desktop hardware issue caused my system to be unable to boot, therefore I put the harddisk in a SATA usb case and hooked it up to my laptop.
-On that harddisk I had my desktop (1of3 on system) private so it was unable to be accessed through documents and settings on the other desktop profiles and only when I was logged onto my desktop
-Since that is the case I cannot access my files with my usb external drive via documents and settings on my laptop

Here's my attempts to fix the problem
-I was able to get into the files by logging onto the system account by opening interactive cmd.exe ending explorer.exe task in task manager and then restarting explorer..
-I created a new desktop on the laptop to try to copy the files over from the external drive, but my next attempt to get onto the system account would not work, I followd the steps I'd taken before
-I've rebooted many times as well, in scheduled tasks it says the task of cmd.exe is running but it's not visible for me to do anything
-Since I could not get back on system, I booted in safe mode and attempted to inheret permissions to all subfolders and files for the drive but it still does not work

When I attempt to open the folder my error is:
--E:\Documents and Settings\(username)\ is not accessible
access is denied. (with a red circle white X in it).

So I need to know how to gain access to my folders on my drive.

Someone please post a reply that can help me out asap.

Thank you!
 

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While I was waiting for a reply I did just that. I have a link to microsofts knowledge base with instructions for anyone else who encounters this issue. I was in the right place before in safemode and security, but I was on the permissions tab and chose to inherit permission from the parents which obviously did not work out properly. I had access to the main folder but not the subfolders and contents. But yes, taking ownership is the way to go to get the job done.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421/en-us
 
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