A strange thing happened on my server a while back. On Windows 2000 Server, I left ftp open (anonymous access) for someone to ftp some script info to my server. I was only going to have it open for a few days, so I didn't think it would be much of a problem. Anyhow, after a couple of days, I noticed lots of activity. Some nerd was copying stuff over to my ftp folder. I shut down ftp and got rid of this guy but afterwards I noticed that when I tried to delete one of the files he uploaded, I couldn't. What happens is that I select the item to delete and then Windows Explorer Window crashes. After looking at file, I noticed that it has no permissions set for it. I am not sure how this happened, but maybe when I cut the guy off, the permissions didn't copy over properly. I'm wonder what the best way is to delete this file. I've tried it in Windows & DOS without success. Any ideas? I modified the title of your post to more accurately reflect your problem, its easier then for others to search and find this post if it contains good information - Phantasm66.