Access denied after changing name and moving a folder


S

skoien

I wanted to change name of and then move a folder. I did it in a common
way, right-clicking on the folder name to rename it, then left-clicking
to move it into the new folder. Everything with xplorer2

Obviously something happened, because I am now not able to open the
folder again. I have tried xplorer2, explorer, Norton Commander and
DOS. Neither is it possible to copy. I get the following message when I
try to open this folder:

E:\foldername is not accesable.
Access is denied

I checked if it somehow got encrypted, but no. I am also still the
owner of this folder.

Does anyone have a clue what the problem could be?
An unfortunate bug when changing name that could, but not necessarily
would, occur again? A hardware failure? Anything else?

Best wishes,
Jon
 
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J

John E. Jones

Right click the folder, properties, then the security tab. Make sure that
you (your username) have full control of it.

JJ
 
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R

Rock

I wanted to change name of and then move a folder. I did it in a common
way, right-clicking on the folder name to rename it, then left-clicking
to move it into the new folder. Everything with xplorer2

Obviously something happened, because I am now not able to open the
folder again. I have tried xplorer2, explorer, Norton Commander and
DOS. Neither is it possible to copy. I get the following message when I
try to open this folder:

E:\foldername is not accesable.
Access is denied

I checked if it somehow got encrypted, but no. I am also still the
owner of this folder.

Does anyone have a clue what the problem could be?
An unfortunate bug when changing name that could, but not necessarily
would, occur again? A hardware failure? Anything else?

Best wishes,
Jon

Take ownership of it. In Start | Help and Support type ownership in the
search box or see this link:

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421
 

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