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I can see my files in a directory but not able to copy, delete or move or even play. Says you don't have permission to do the task.

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  • ranjan007 Dec 23, 2008

    Let me tell you the problem history. I had win vista previously. I copied some files into a directory and hide the folder. After some time, I degraded to XP. When I opened my passport drive, I saw a green folder. Ok till now, I could copy files but not able to get previous files. And history repeats itself everytime I reinstall my XP. Well the thing is...is there any way to access those older files?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Still I am working on vista with my passport drive in my office. I am not able to get those files and getting the same problem. I think, the passport drive will need the same username to access those files. Thanks for your reply. Will certainly help me. Will comment again if I succeed.

  • ashconl Jan 08, 2009

    does it work the opposite way as well? if i copied the files on xp, but then upgraded to vista??

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Log on in the system administrator account. This should allow you access to all functions. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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    Roy Lonsinger Dec 23, 2008

    If you saved the files using Vista then XP will not allow access, only Vista will. Sad to say but only way to access them is if you reinstall Vista and open them. Hope this helps.

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