Introduction: Unlock Hard Drive Password Protected File
This instructable will show you how to get around a password protected file. Suppose your computer won’t boot up and you don’t have any way to access your important files. Don’t worry there are several ways to access your files. I had an old emachines laptop computer running XP Home edition and it would boot to the windows password but would not go any further. I ordered an external hard drive case with a usb cable from newegg.com. That set me back $15.00.
I removed the hard drive from my emachines computer and put it into the hard drive case. I then plugged the old emachines hard drive in using the included usb cable to my HP computer. I let the computer open up the old hard drive files and there they were. The only thing that I was interested in saving was my documents, pictures and a few files that I had saved to my desk top. I then clicked on the file and got an error message (Menu is not accessible Access is denied). No need to worry I figured how to get access to these files. Follow the directions.
If you get the Error message when you click on the file click OK
Step 1: Select Properties
Right click on the file you wish to access.
Step 2: Select Security
(you will get a security message)
Step 3: Select Advance
Step 4: Select Owner
Go To: Change owner to and Select ADMINISTRATER (or the file you want to change the owner to)
Select the following BOX (Replace owner and sub container and objects)
Step 5: Security Message
The following security message will appear. ( All permissions will be replaced if you press yes)
Step 6: Select Ok
Now go to the file you want to access and it should open.
You can also download the Free Hiren’s Boot CD. This is the best CD I have ever owned for cracking passwords and repairing computers. I will do an instructable on it when I get a chance.