Accessing the File System on Your Target Device with Windows PE (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


When you boot your device by using Windows PE, you have complete access to the NTFS file system on the target device, regardless of administrator privileges, access control lists, or NTFS permissions placed on the file system.

You can encrypt files and folders on your image with Encrypted File System (EFS) to help secure data against unauthorized access. Encrypted files are protected against NTFS access. For more information about EFS, see File System and Local Access Security Components.

  1. Boot the device by using the Windows PE disc.

    Windows PE starts.

  2. At the command prompt, map network drives, and then navigate to local or network folders.

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