how to move a folder that went into drivers f

April 29, 2011 at 07:25:07
Specs: Windows XP
hi all newbie here, i have a wd elements 500 gb and i had made 3 folders in it which were drive D, drive E, drive F. there is also another folder which is named "96eab336217f0f7baa8d9ba1e59425" which the externel drive has made itself and has 4 drivers in it. drive F mistakenly went into the drivers folder and now i can't copy,move or open it. it had about 200 gb worth of data. please help...(when i try to open or copy or anything it gives an error "access is denied")

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#1
April 29, 2011 at 07:37:22
Your post is confusing. Folders are not drives, they're folders. The D, E, & F "drives" are probably partitions that are either contained in the external HDD or the internal HDD. You need to explain more clearly.

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#2
April 29, 2011 at 07:37:37
Folders do not become drive letters unless you use something like Vsubst to create virtual drives from folders. You need to explain in detail what you did.

"96eab336217f0f7baa8d9ba1e59425" which the externel drive has made itself and has 4 drivers in it"
"F mistakenly went into the drivers folder"
Drivers? did you mean drives?


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#3
April 29, 2011 at 07:46:22
i am sorry if its confusing, what i meant was that i named the three folders as "drive" e d and f, so the folder named f got moved into the folder that the externel hard disk made itself and it has 4 .dll files in it.thankz

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#4
April 29, 2011 at 07:58:00
there is no partition i just made three folders named"drive d" "drive e" "drive f" and there was a folder named "96eab336217f0f7baa8d9ba1e59425". (so there were 4 folders) i mistakenly dragged the folder that i named "drive f" into the folder named 96eab336217f0f7baa8d9ba1e59425. the folder named "96eab336217f0f7baa8d9ba1e59425" has 4 .dll files in it of VS setup. now i can't open,copy or move the folder that i named as "drive f" it just gives an error stating 96eab336217f0f7baa8d9ba1e59425\drive f is not accessible. Access is denied

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#5
April 29, 2011 at 07:58:03
Look at the security settings for the folder. You may need to "take ownership" of that folder to gain the access level you desire. The "system" may be the owner, limiting access to all else.

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