Life-saving WinXP tip

March 31, 2006

This is a bit off-topic, but I felt I had to share this.

I recently reformatted my hard drive and I made sure all my files are backed-up. The way my system is configured is that I have a separate partition for the "My Documents" folder. Now the trouble arose when after finishing reformatting and installing a fresh Windows XP, the "My Documents" folder from my previous installation could not be accessed! I was worried that 33GB of data was going down the drain. (Ugh!)

I scrambled for resources on the web on accessing the old "My Documents" folder from a different system or installation. Fortunately, I came upon this tip from Microsoft on taking ownership of files. Life saver indeed.

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