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seeker
05-13-08, 02:32 AM
I have a problem accessing some files within an archive that I have located apart from the OSs. This is not entirely new, because this happened a couple of times before, first when copied the file system to another partition when rearranging the drives. That time I had to use various means to either change file permissions, unlock or delete the files. Another time the problem occurred when I used a TI backup image to place the files...again I had to spend alot of time sorting out the mess. This time everything was working fine, until one branch of the file system started giving the same behavior, while other branches are not effected. I suppose that I could do as before, but I would like to understand both how to fix this and to prevent it from happening again.

The archive is my common depository for files that I have downloaded on different OSs, depending on which was in use at the time. I thought this might be due to the permissions not being transferred properly when being copiied, but in this last instance nothing was copied or transferred, it just happened spontaneously.

I have also tried all of the common means such as chkdsk, changing file permissions, etc. but now that doesn't work, because the effected files themselves do not even appear in the file manager/ Does anyone have any idea of what is going on?

Blade
05-21-08, 09:32 AM
Boot into safe mode & change permissions/ownership from there, worked for me.

Good luck.

seeker
06-18-08, 05:09 PM
Yes, that worked for me also, but not for long. It seems that exactly the same files and folders no longer have an owner again. There must be a reason that this happens. I kind of doubt that any kind of virus or malware is involved, so I'm thinking along the lines of a defective program. The only two that comes to mind are PowerDesk (file manager) and Flashget, because as far as I can tell, all of the effect files are those in my download archive. However, I have been using both of these programs for quite some time and never had a problem like this before. Any thoughts or ideas?