Hidden Files? I know they are there.
Im running - Ubuntu Server 6.06 LTS on Dell. Works fine. its a 32bit machine. oldskool 2.0 ghz 256mb ram.
The Story - I have a friend of mine who has forgotten his Vista password. He just wants his user files. Easy enough I said. I pulled the HDD out of the computer. His computer is an x64 bit machine. No matter - i should still be able to pull the files. even from a 32 bit machine.
So I hooked the drive up to my external USB interface. did a cold boot with the usb device "on". Worked great.
I mounted by running the command;
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda3 /thenthemountlocation simple enough??
i can view most of the files on the HDD, even some of the hidden ones, such as the file "programdata". But we all know the "Documents and Settings" folder is there, and hidden. I mounted the usb interface to an XP and Vista machine, I can at least view Documents and Settings, but the folders are still empty and or encrypted. I need to get to these files. The only!!!x64 bit machine here is running vista, and its not mine, so i cant install linux on that one :(... please help... my friend really wants thoes files. i think they are some digital images or something. anyway... any help would be nice.