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Cannot open/delete/rename/move files error


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Hello.
Yesterday I clean my Desktop. Was full of icons. I create a new folder (inside a folder from desktop) and cut/paste all files.
Today, when I open the PC, try to open one file (a pic) and I find that one cannot be open, delete, rename, remove. When I try all of this the message is: "Error (...) File or folder. Access is denied. Make sure the disk in not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use".
What can I do? Please help.
PS: I use Windows XP, SP II.
Thanks.
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Add “Take Ownership” in Context Menu in Windows 7, Vista or XP
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I try the program, but I can't remove/delete/open the files.

Appears the same error.

It is frustrating because I see on files propreties its have original dimensions (aka 4 Mb a pictures, 10 Mb a program), but are useless. I can't open them (or delete/rename).
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Boot the computer from a Live CD/USB and then delete the problem files and/or folders.

A Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive contains a complete bootable computer operating system (OS). When you boot a computer from it, the OS loads into, and then runs from memory instead of a hard drive. This allows you to run an OS without installing it or making any changes to a computer's current configuration.

To create one, download an ISO file containing the OS you want to use, (such as Ubuntu, Slax or Zorin), then use something like ISO Recorder to burn it to a CD/DVD or USB key.

Now boot your computer from this disc/key and your computer will be running that OS instead of the one on its hard drive.

When you're done, simply reboot your PC from the hard drive.


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Sorry, but I am a little bit confuse.
With that method, I will be able just to delete folder/files?
I want to use them. To open. Are important.
It is possible?
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Same problem in Safe mode?
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Same problem in safe mode :(
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I guess you'll have to try the manual way: Microsoft.com > How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP
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Hm... It doesn't work.
Today a find an excel document I worked on it yesterday give me the same error.
What the...

PS: I open an old excel sheet and I use SAVE button.
An error appears (image 1) Posted Image
Then close.
When I try to open it appear this error (image 2).Posted Image
If I make Save As..., that document works. But the original not.
I want to know how can I open the document IF I don't "save as" it.
Because I lose some datas until I find this and because, maybe, sometimes I am not careful or not me at PC.

Edited by Gasol, 19 March 2014 - 02:07 PM.

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Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

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I have Windows XP SP2

Edited by Gasol, 19 March 2014 - 02:33 PM.

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1) It works the same in XP.

2) Why SP2? SP3 has been available for going on 6 years. You can download Windows XP Service Pack 3 on this Microsoft page. Then go to Windows Update and download at least ALL updates marked Critical and Important.

3) How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files
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