Originally Posted by cache
Have you looked in task manager to see if anything is using these files/folders. And maybe in msconfig to see if anything set to start with windows is associated with these files?
Try open a command window and at the prompt type:
CACLS "Path to file" /E /G "Username":F
Change the words "Path to file" and "Username" to the exact path to the file you want access to and the username for the account your using, make sure you keep the quotes though. Then press enter.
After that, still at the command prompt type:
ATTRIB -S "Path to file"
Again change the words "path to file" to the exact path of the file you want access of and keep the quotes. Then press enter.
If the above doesnt work then disabling the indexing service might help.
Thanks for your response. I have tried all your suggestions, but no joy so far!
1. Checked task manager and msconfig - I could not identify any processes/applications that use these files.
2. I executed the commands - CACLS and ATTRIB as advised.
3. I had already disabled the indexing service.
I have also tried couple of other things:
a. Uncheck "Simple file sharing" in Folder/View in Explorer
b. Tried to "take ownership of the folder" by changing owners
c. Accessed as administrator though I have "Full control" even for my identity
To give you some more background, I had iTunes installed till recently, that I have disabled now. I am not sure if that modified the mp3 in anyway.
I am still stuck. Any help would be appreciated