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Hi, I have a desktop that a ex-employee used to use. He left and didnt leave the password for it. I change the login name and password which i could login now but there some files that i need that are in his login name. Does anybody know how can i get those files back. thanks

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you havent mentioned what operating system u are using and if u have the administrator password. If you have administrative rights login as some administrative user or the administrator itself. Then if your os is windows XP then first >> My computer >> on the main menu select TOOLS >> then select VIEW (Checkup if the “use simple File sharing” option is unchecked, it should be unchecked if it is checked), This is not required in windows 2000. Then select ok ok and so on and close those windows….. then right click the folder that u want to view >>> PROPERTIES >>> SECURITY >>> ADVANCED on the bottom Right >>> OWNER >>> And change the owner of the file and u will be able to open the folder or file as the owner specified in the option. Believe this would help u.

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Senthil Nathan

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  • Ladrick
    The Linux Solution: If you don't have administrative priveleges go to: http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html And Download the bootdisk on cd/floppy whatever you prefer..Shut the computer down, put in the disk follow the prompts...change the administrator password or if you like you can change the ex-employee's password....save changes Fire up your box and login with your new details...
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  • Ladrick
    I forgot to mention that if it is used on users that have EFS encrypted files, and the system is XP, all encrypted files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless you remember the old password again If you don't know if you have encrypted files or not, you most likely don't have them.... So......best to change the administrator password and then access the files through the all powerful administrator
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  • QualEx
    If your desktop is running Windows, then the simplest method would be to open the Windows Explorer and go to the C drive which will most probably be your OS drive. Click on the Documents and Settings folder. Inside you should see folders with names of all people using the desktop. Click on your ex-employee's name folder and there you will see many folders. Amongst them will be a folder named 'documents' or 'my documents' where he may have saved his work / files. You can then access these files or change the ownership of the files as suggested in another reply to your query.
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