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I mounted one vmdk file in my windows 8 machine and I am able to access all the folders and files except those in "users\ directory. When I try to open, it says I dont have permission. I am not able to give the permission even.

Any one can tell me how to open the users directory? I have very important files in the desktop folder which can be acessed through \users\\desktop.

What is the alternate way of accessing the folder? I lost the password to boot up the vm image.

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The mounted vmdk should work similarly to accessing a user folder on an external drive:… – Joel Taylor Sep 5 '13 at 20:11
it did not allow me in the same way.. I tried to change the permissions but it said, cannot access the security when no security is defined.. – rajmalhotraml Sep 5 '13 at 20:17
correct error message is "unable to perform a security operation on an object that has no associated security". I googled for this error and did not find any useful info – rajmalhotraml Sep 5 '13 at 20:17
Is the vmdk mounted as a FAT or NTFS partition? – Joel Taylor Sep 5 '13 at 20:42
NTFS partition and am using windows 8 – rajmalhotraml Sep 5 '13 at 21:15

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