A lot of folks post here when they are unable to access restored files, due to XP's ownership/permissions settings. The replies instruct them to boot to Safe Mode and change the ownership/permissions on the files. How do you avoid the problem occurring in the first place? Isn't it a matter of telling TI not to preserve the ownership settings when imaging the drive? For instance when creating a backup, under File-level security settings there is a setting for "Preserve file security settings in archives". If that is unchecked, would that prevent the problem from occurring?