Hello, Took a full image backup of my PC before a rebuild. I decided (for various reasons) to re-install a full copy of XP (not from the backup) and then needed to mount the backup image as a virtual drive to access some of my old documents. Everything was accessable except for the drives 'My Documents' directory . I could see all the files and subdirectories under 'My Documents' but not copy them. As it was critical to get to these files, I was left with no choice except the time-consuming option of having to re-install the full image, copy files from My Documents elsewhere and then start all over again with my full xp re-install. I think XP security was the cause of this problem, but didn't know of any easy way to solve this. BTW the user account and password created on the new install was exactly the same as the backup. Any comments/suggestions?