cant get into folder on harddrive ACCESS DENIED

  woofwoofbark 09:25 18 Jan 2005

I have a folder on my hardrive C:\Documents and Settings .. I have saved downloaded programs and music to it .. but all of a sudden I cant open and look inside it , if i click on it I get a message saying its not accesable and access denied ... I ran a virus scan through nortons 2003 and it found a virus and said its been removed but I still cant get in ... if i right click to delete I get 'Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use' i have tried restarting in safe mode but still no joy

help please



  ACOLYTE 09:31 18 Jan 2005

Was the virus found inside the folder you cant acsess?,if so it may be parts of it are left and are using the folder,you need to find the prosess that is using the folder and terminate it.If it wasnt found in that folder then there is still a process using the folder or a file in the folder and needs to be terminated.
click here

May help.

  woofwoofbark 09:57 18 Jan 2005

I downloaded that program from the site you gave me ... I unzipped and tried to run the program but got a popup saying the application failed to initialize properly (0x0000135.Click on OK to terminate the application?

Yeah the virus was inside the folder I cant access



  keith-236785 10:18 18 Jan 2005

this might be a job for good old dos, can you tell us which windows you are using, if its xp are you the administrator?

  woofwoofbark 10:33 18 Jan 2005

xp with sp2

  woofwoofbark 10:34 18 Jan 2005

and yes its my own home computer

  woofwoofbark 10:35 18 Jan 2005

another thing ... I know there are quite a few files in there , programs prerun and music i have downloaded but when i place the arrow over the folder its says its empty ? i knowthrough full computer virus scans that it isnt because i see nortons scanning the files in the folder

  Sethhaniel 12:38 18 Jan 2005

I recently copied a file & folder to my memory stick to copy onto my laptop -ok - I then went to put it on my back-up computer and in explorer nothing showed on memory stick - even though I knew it was there - put it back in main computer and there it was but it said it was a system folder and could not be deleted ??
I had to unhide it and change properties before I could finally get rid of it.

  woofwoofbark 12:50 19 Jan 2005

i have shown hidden folders (even though the folder I can access is not hidden) for the folder options , how can I change its properties ?

  Sethhaniel 13:05 19 Jan 2005

and see what options you have -i'm on windows 2000 here and I think the settings are different in XP - :)

  Sethhaniel 13:11 19 Jan 2005

hide protected operating system files (recommended)is unticked in Windows Explorer -Tools - Folder Options -View

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