Hello - I have a problem that is causing me serious issues, and my research has come up empty so far. I have a laptop with a corrupted MFT. While my C:\ drive generally works, I am having occasional problems that are slowly getting worse over time. So, I need wipe out the partition and reinstall WinXP Pro on it. So, my first step was to run True Image to store my drive's data onto another hard disk on another computer. (This is a key point of the problem). So, to make sure that I could recover my files to a new partition, I started to explore the image on the other PC. When trying to access my personal folder, I get an "Access is denied" message. This is a big problem - once I reformat my laptop drive and reinstall WinXP, I'm sure my laptop will look like a different PC to the backup image as well, and be unable to access the files, either. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Is there a way to turn off the "hide my folders from other users" feature of WinXP/NTFS once it has been enabled? TIA! ¿GotJazz?