I have had to reinstall Windows XP and I am in the process of restoring all my backed up files. The first thing I have restored is the contents of my "My Music" folder. However, when I now try and go into the foler, I get the message " ....\My Music is not accessible. Acesss is denied".
LastChip is right. Taking ownership of a file or folder is the way to regain access which has been lost after reinstalling XP.
In XP Home, to gain access to the Security tab in Properties of a folder or file, I think you have to restart in Safe Mode, then log on as an Administrator, or log on to an account with Administrator privileges. Then follow the instructions to take ownership.