I'm running XP home edition. I installed SP1. After the installation I
wasn't able to get the computer to boot completely. It would load the
background screen, but none of the icons or the task bar or start menu
would load. I finally decided to install a new hard drive with XP Home
and SP1 and then I slaved the old drive. I can access everything on
the old drive except the My Documents dir.
I've tried using the cacls command and have even dropped to single
user mode (F8) and tried to reset the permissions. Nothing has worked.
In all instances I am the Administrator and, in fact, I have the only
account on the box.
I'm looking for a software fix using from XP Home that will allow me
to access the files. I have become an expert with cacls and it doesn't
fix the problem, therefore I suggest that you direct your efforts in a
different direction. Although a cacls solution would be fine. I also
know that I can slave the drive to a FBSD box and access the files,
but I don't want to take that approach.
I'm willing to accept an answer via a request for clarification and if
it works I'll advise you to move it to the answer area. In the event
of more than one solution, only the earliest one will accepted. I will
leave 5 star rating for the correct answer.
Thanks in advance.