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Can't copy folders onto a CDRW

By trickortreat ·
I am running XP Home SP2. Recently, windows crashed and I was forced to do a restore with the install disk. I chose the no format option, because I need to save "my doc" and "my pics" folder. XP installed successfully stating that my data would be saved onto my pc in a "my old data" folder on the c drive. When I try to view "my doc" from the Old data folder I get an error message that says, " access denied". I can view my pics folder, but I wanted to copy both of these folders onto a cdrw in case this happened again in the future. When I put in a blank CDRW and try to copy the folders, I get an error message that says that I can't because the resource is in use. What is going on? How am I going to be able to save these folders on a disk?

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by wcp In reply to Can't copy folders onto a ...

Boot to Safe Mode and take the ownership of the folder.
Highlight the folder (right click) > Sharing and Security > Security > Advanced > Owner..

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Can't copy folders onto a ...

You need to Take Ownership of the files the directions are here

http://tinyurl.com/3aw7

Now provided that the files where not encrypted that should be the only problem that you have but if the files where encrypted then you are in a world of hurt and are very unlikely to be able to recover readable files.

Also as there are pictures involved you need to know that a Recorded CD or DVD has a life expediency of about 3 years according to Kodak so you'll need to either keep the pictures on a HDD and constantly back them up to a different form of media or risk loosing picture quality.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Can't copy folders onto a ...

Hi

To add to the answers above, more comprehensive instructions are given here:

http://www.darkscorner.de/forums/viewtopic.php?t=351&start=15

Good idea

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Can't copy folders onto a ...

Hi

To add to the answers above, more comprehensive instructions are given here:

http://www.darkscorner.de/forums/viewtopic.php?t=351&start=15

Good idea

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