I did not want to be in a home group but the Windows 8.1 system kept setting up a home group for me and my files kept appearing on the home network, (via Network/PC-Name/User/etc), even though I had set the security setting for my files as private after which they disappeared for a while only to reappear there a few weeks later.
Today I got peed off and I overset the file security to deny access to all, (including Administrators, on my own PC), and now I cannot see or access my own files from my own login when I login to my own PC and the desktop icons are all missing.
I can see my files folder from another user account that is set up on the same PC, (When I log into the other user account on the same PC, (which has now been reset to be a Administrator account), I can see my user file but I cannot gain access to my file via this other administrator account.
When I try to carry out a system restore it says that it does not have any restore points.
Is there a way to access my files ?
I do have some of the files backed up onto a USB hard drive but the files on that USB hard disk are six months old and it will take a lot of time and faff to input these old files into the PC and it would probably be better if I reinstalled windows if I ended up down that route as it would be hard to avoid duplication of file names
Edited by Fido (Sun 08-Feb-15 15:53:47)