i just read the article now, don't yell at me!
i don't understand it, do i have to go into Safe Mode to do this and i don't understand Admistrative stuff.
To take ownership of a file, follow these steps: 1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.
The administrator or the Administrators group now owns the file. To change the permissions on the files and folders under this folder, go to step 5.
5. Click Add.
6. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to give access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
7. Click OK.
8. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
9. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
i tried this on the Dede file and there is no tab called Security, there is only General, Sharing and Customize.
and is the Dede file the only one i need to 'take ownership' off, because since we can see hidden files, there is now a file called Default User...do i "need to take ownership" of that as well, or just the files that i am denied access to?
don't hate me, i still appreciate your help...........susan