Access denied

By DepravedRabbit ยท 4 replies
Feb 6, 2012
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  1. Hi

    I'm running Windows XP sp3.

    I just moved a bunch of jpg files from my desktop into a folder also on my desktop.
    After they were put in the folder, I can no longer access them or delete them.

    I get an Access Denied error window when I click on them and I can't even see them as thumbnails. They just display as default jpg icons.

    I didn't do anything except moving them from desktop to this folder.

    What should I do?
  2. Cerf

    Cerf TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Move them back and try then. Try restart, maybe Win locked them for some reason. Also, see the folder and file properties, check the permissions...
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    the NTFS permission of the target fold are causing this.

    is this YOUR system (ie you bought it), or some share computer on which you have a login?
  4. DepravedRabbit

    DepravedRabbit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is my system and I am administrator. I have no idea why it did it. It's the first time in all my years as NTFS user that I have experienced it.

    However, I solved it by doing a F8 boot and setting the security options for the folder in safe mode. For some reason, when I dragged the pics from dekstop to folder, my system decided they no longer belonged to me.

    Weird huh. But solved now.

    Thanks for the replies.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    When moving/copying files -> folders, the file perms get set to those of the folder.
    This suggests that the Folder Perms got modified prior to your relocation.

    You've solved it correctly (and required by XP/Home) using the Safe Mode boot.

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