Hello everyone My hard drive died and so i replaced it with no problems because i thought i had a good back up from the windows back up utility. Unfortunately it messed up my new windows installation. I reinstalled windows again and now i am trying to pull a few files I need. I successfully pulled a lot of the files i needed. However, there are some that when i try anything to them i get access is denied. I am administrator and the files never were encrypted or anything like that. I've also tried safe mode and deleting them in command prompt. not sure what else to try. any helpful advice would be most appreciated. PS the files i'm talking about are word, exel and jpg files. although i've noticed that some other files like .ocx, .exe. and .awd are also in the same condition. I just want to delete those files though.