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    Can't access files (Service pack 1)

    I pulled several folders into another. When I try to access them now it tells me I don't have authority. When I try to delete them, it will not allow me. I have gone to properties to take it off read only. However, it still doesn't allow me to do anything.

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    Re: Can't access files (Service pack 1)

    What folders did you drag to what folders?
    This may give us a clue.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Can't access files (Service pack 1)

    I partitioned my drive to C and D. On D drive I put all my pictures and other files that are not relevant to Windows. I decided to consolodate some of the files. For example I created a subdirectory called "Pictures" and dragged another subdirectory called "My Pictures" and another called "Vacation Pictures" into it. Now, when I try to view these subdirectories I get the error message: "Is not accessible. Access Denied." When I try to delete the subdirectory I am told the same thing with the added, "Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use." I was going to reformat D, but don't know how using Windows XP Home. I right clicked on each subdirectory and found it was "read only." I unchecked that, clicked "apply" but still get the same messages.

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    Re: Can't access files (Service pack 1)

    From your explanation it is not clear did you move special folders (My Documents, My Pictures) from their default locations (Cocuments and Settings <your username> My DocumentsMy Pictures) to drive D: or not (you just created shortcuts on drive D: to your special folders). To move special folders properly, it is better to use TweakUI PowerToy for Windows XP.
    Download TweakUI from link above, install it, run and under My Computer | Special folders choose a folder from drop-down list and press Change Location button.
    After that you can easily manage files inside special folders.

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    Re: Can't access files (Service pack 1)

    No, Drive D was where I created a subdirectory called "Pictures." I already had pictures in several different categories (none of these were in Documents or any of its subdir. on C). I decided to take five different categories (subdir.) on D and put them under the newly crreated subdir. "Pictures." I dragged them to that subdir. and dropped each one. No problem until I went to each subdir. and tried to access it. No go. I am denied access. I decided to backup D and did. Then decided to format it and then restore D from the CD's. Before I did that, I wanted to see if there was something I could do to gain access to these subdirectories. So far, everything I have tried has failed. I'm not sure what caused it. If I did, I wouldn't do it again.<g>

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