9 Jan 07 7:37
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Can you copy them? Either GUI or command line?
Once copied, if they did, can you remove the copy?
And if they copied, can you copy the copy back onto the original?
This shouldn't be a problem with the FAT, but rather a problem with the directory. Something like corruption in the attributes byte.
I would be curious if you could remove the folder that contains the subject files.
Before trying it move anything of value elsewhere.
I could not copy the files from either GUI or command line.
I tried deleting all the other files in the directory (I had backed them up to a CD earlier this week, excluding those files, which threw "cannot copy to CD" error messages) and then deleting the directory without any luck. I tried it again by rebooting in DOS mode (as administrator) and it still complained about the directory not being empty (Using *.* within the directory fared no better). Oh yeah, I thought that perhaps "D & D" in the path might be causing the problem for one the files and renamed it to "D", but that didn't help either.
Have you thought about converting your drive to the NTFS (not reversible) then you can "play" with access permissions?
I am seriously contemplating that but want to do some more research.
By chance is your OS XP Home?
Yes. I upgraded my PC from Win 98 to XP Home.