Greetings... noob here.. posting cause I need some help... I'm pretty green when it comes to technical stuff, so bear with me... a few days ago, I started to run out of room on my hard drive. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition. I started deleting files to clear that up. somehow, not sure what happened, but one of my folders got boogered up in the process. some sort of glitch happened during the deleting... I'm assuming I deleted a process or function or something... anyways, I have three folders, all contained in the same larger folder. the attributes are now the same for the three folders... they're all full of images... I can no longer view the thumbnails nor open any preview. I cannot move the files, rename them, burn them to a cd, or delete them or the folders. I can however rename the folders (but not the files inside them), but not move or copy them. I tried to open the images into photoshop, but it cannot recognize them and instead tries to open a new document. they're just JPEGs and gifs. the files are still there, correct extensions and size, it's just that now the computer seems to have no idea what they are. any attempt to copy or delete is met with an "access denied" error. I have tried taking ownership in safe mode, and through a command prompt, but any and all efforts, even when logged in as an administrator, are met with "access denied." these are the only folders that are affected. everything else on the system is fine. the glitch appeared when I was deleting another folder in the same larger folder, one on the same level as the now affected folders. I figure this is a pretty easy fix... can anyone help?