Previous file versions from a previous OS
May 23, 2011 1:11 PM Subscribe
Windows 7 has been installed over Windows XP and I need access to some files from the old OS, but there are some serious permission issues.
posted by charred husk to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I'm helping someone who has reinstalled Windows 7 over Windows XP after their computer crashed. There is a particular program that keeps all of its information off the C: drive and isn't backed up into the Windows.old folder. However, after reinstalling the software he can see previous versions of the data (pre-crash) available in the Previous Versions tab for the folder. However, even with administrator access he doesn't have permission to do anything with the files - he can't even take control. Is there some way to get at these files or is it a lost cause?
Also, I'm aware of the insane levels of "don't do that" was involved in getting here. I just need to know if there is a way to get at those files.