Okay, so, I’d reinstalled XP on this computer a while back – or so I thought. I was doing a defrag earlier and noticed that certain files were being … defragged… files that I thought I’d lost under the reinstallation.
So I log on as Administrator and lo and behold, in my documents and settings folder, there is:
Bob Smith (the user before the ‘reformat’)
Bob Smith.HPPAVILION (the user I created after reinstalling)
I can log on as “Bob Smith.HPPAVILION” by entering “Bob Smith” at the logon window, but can’t figure out how to get to the documents of the original “Bob Smith”. When I try to browse the folder as Administrator, I get an “Access Denied” message. Defrag showed that all of my old files are still in there, I just don’t know how to access them.