This entry was originally posted on 2 Sep 2006.

Once you've got the Recovery Console installed, this tweak will enable the SET command, which will in turn, enable access to all files and folders, among other things. Save this fragment as ConfigureRecoveryConsole.Reg or similar, or manaully change the settings using RegEdit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole]

BTW, setting SecurityLevel=1 will cause the Recovery Console not to require administrator password.

Anyway, once done, the following commands SET commands will be enabled (actually, all can be entered using one SET command):

set AllowAllPaths = true
set AllowRemovableMedia = true
set AllowWildCards = true
set NoCopyPrompt = true

Lots of good information on the web, so I won't reapeat. Check out the articles at and

Do this at your own risk! I disclaim any responsibility for anything that may (or may not) happen.

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