HELP..,access denied when clicking on folder

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  1. prasad

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    i copied sum files 4m my frend's HDD to MY HDD, n disconnected, after that when i double clicked on my folders, a msg shows "access denied" n cant delete them, n size of that folder is 0 bytes, i lost sum imp. folders, help me 2 get back those folders
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    Are you trying to open the folders that u copy from your friend's HDD ?
    maybe it might be encripted

    If you are trying to open your own files that were already in your PC before you copy your friend's files to your pc:
    Maybe it was some kind of computer virus with it.

    try booting in safe mode and try to access those folders.
    If it doesn't work.
    Run System Restore to a back date before the transfer of your friend's files to your PC.

    Hope it helps.

    peace
     
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    thanx 4 ur reply
    i already tried those things, but no way
     
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    Check the security settings of the folder... Log in with admin priviledges and then in the security settings, take ownership of the folder and all its sub-contents... Then, you should be able to access the folder files...

    Arun
     
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    Please tell us what exactly is the problem/s you are facing so that members here can help you exactly on your problem.

    Is it opening your friend's file/folders or it is opening your own files/folders or anything else you want to share here like what windows ur using and what type of files (text/mp3/movies/etc)

    If u can't access/delete any file/s from your PC, it means 4 things
    1. The file is not there anymore, its just a shadow file that's there (try restarting your PC and delete .temp files and try again)

    2. The file/folder is a system file/folder which u can't delete. Which may be already in use by your system.

    3. You are using a public/guest account and not the admin logon, so it doesn't allowing you to delete the files.

    4. The file/folder is encrypted. If you don't have the right key for the encryption, u can't access/delete the file/folder.

    But as sakumar79 said - it must be a security setting.
    Its always a good idea to try windows help also.

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    thanx 4 ur help
    i'm the admins, i tried the security settings, when i clicked 'find now' there was a lot of users, i select the first, i opened that folder but not sub folders
    n i cant set the same security settings for those subs, all those shows 0 bytes size, i'm thinking of formattin that drive
     
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