Accesing system folders on dual boot system

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Pedro, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Pedro

    Pedro Guest

    It seem i have inadvertantly locked myself out of my xp desktop folder.

    An explanation:

    I`am dual booting between XP pro and Vista ultimate, both installed onto
    primary partitions on a single 500gb hdd(using acronis boot loader to select

    The problem arose one day when i was trying to access my desktop folder on
    the XP partition while working in Vista, I recieved the `you do not have
    permission to access this folder` so I chose to click continue to gain

    After following the instructions on screen I was happy to of successfully
    gained permission to access the folder.... but....

    once i`d booted into XP pro I found I have locked myself out of the
    desktop(getting desktop is not accessible), now I have looked around to try
    to find a way to re-admin myself to the folder but I continue to get the
    same desktop is unaccessable error!

    I have tried to create a new admin account on xp in safe mode but even then
    I cannot gain access to the desktop folder.

    Anyone have a potential solution or do i need to backup my data and
    reinstall XP?


    Pedro, Feb 2, 2007
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