OtisFudpucker

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Greetings all,

I have an extensive amount of music and videos on my hard drive. A couple of weeks ago a friend was checking out some of the music videos when she was offended by one of them. I did not think anything of it at the time and was not in the room with her. A couple off days later, I tried to play some music. Nothing but an error message that said "access is denied". I am the owner and administrator of this computer and have all rights but it still won't let play any media. Does anyone have any solutions for this problem?

Thanks for any help.
 

sturm

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Have you checked the rights for each folder/file. May have to uncheck "use simple file sharing" in the folder options.



Oh and ask your friend what she did. If she did it then find a new friend. I am assuming it was a porn flick?
 

OtisFudpucker

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She's not talking. Actually, it was an old Motley Crue video.

I've tried the "use simple file sharing" and it still does not work.

Thanks.
 

sturm

Splendid
uncheck simple file sharing
goto the folder, right click, properties, goto security tab and check the rights that your login has. give full access rights to it.
 

sturm

Splendid
Did you go into the security under properties for the file and check the permissions?
Make sure your login or the administrator has full access to it. that should let you open it.
 

sturm

Splendid
use simple file sharing must be unticked/unselected to see the security tab.
Are you using home or pro? I have pro. Not sure if home has that tab at all.
Have you tried logging in on the main admin account to see if you have access?
 

bront

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Here's an odd trick I've seen. Try copying the file and then opening the copy.

Otherwise, try other users. I've seen XP Home get oddy picky about permitians and sharing.