Vista briefcase problem

  heepster 11:13 21 Jan 2010

Running vista. I have transfered some files to my external hard drive(mhtml)docs. Now when I try to open them i get a message saying"Cannot open as files are in use by another computer" even when the ext drive is not connected! Please help. I am in this way over my head..

  howard64 09:43 22 Jan 2010

if your ext drive is not connected you obviously cannot read the files. Have you tried taking your ext drive to another pc and seen if it can read the files? You could try starting your pc in safe mode and see if that will let you read them. Another option might be to set up another user on your pc and then log in to that user and then connect your ext drive and see if that will read them.

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