Locked out of folders on mounted drive
I'll try to make this as short as possible but bear with me.
How things work now!
Dell Dimension 4600
Running Win XP with all current updates
Running TI Ver8 (build 937)
(I know but it runs great and has done all I needed........maybe till now.)
I have two physical hard drives. One for Win and all apps plus docs. Second for backups only! Always keep two copies of backups using defaults of TI.
So my Dell needed to be cleaned up, just so much junk loaded over the last several years and ran into a stubborn virus that even taken out by my AV kept coming back and my AV was a hog. (Guess who!)
So I decided to just reformat the master harddrive and do a clean reinstall of Win XP and change my AV software.
I had a week old backup on my second hard drive and made a current backup with TI. When it was done I did an Explore Image, mounted it to a drive and went through checking that everything was there.
The backup is a complete backup (not incremental) of the entire "C" drive which is an NTSF file system.
When I go to explore the image by mounting the drive there are two drives shown.
1) FAT16 Primary of 39.19MB FS: FAT16 Partition: Oxde (EISA configuration)
2) NTFS Primary, Active of 87.7GB
If I check both I get an error that the FAT16 partition cannot be mounted.
If I only check the NTFS partition no problem!
This happens on every backup from day one.
This computer is used by myself and my wife so we had passwords to access our accounts.
Now when I mount the drive it comes up but access to our personal docs is not allowed.
I tried making the same password for my current account but I guess too many changes and it still will not allow me access.
Please be aware that I've spent more than several hours reading all the material on the forum and in the KB on this problem so I understand the suggested solutions.
My question / My plan
Please tell me if this would work.
I thought that because of my second HD I would Restore the image to my second HD and make it a Primary / Active partition because what I have read in the documention for TI8 is that it will make new partitions as one of the options during the Restore Image process.
Then I would shut down, unplug my master HD and plug those cables into my Secondary HD with the restored image and turn on the computer to boot to the restored image on the second HD.
Once into the old windows I would take off the passwords for both accounts, make a new backup with TI onto a second logical partition on same drive I made during the Restore process. Check image then shut down and swap out cables on HD's so I can boot up into the new windows and access the backup on the second HD which would no longer be affected by the passwords on the personal folders.
What worries me is getting an error mounting the FAT 16 partition. Can I just ignore that when I restore the image? Is it something I need to have windows work when I reboot to the second HD after the Restore process?
I think that is it..........................hopefully! LOL!
I may not be back on the computer till Sunday am or even Monday am so take your time and any questions I'll answer as soon as I get back.