On Wed, 07 May 2008 13:28:35 -0500, Davy
>Jaimie Vandenbergh <jaimie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
>> On Tue, 06 May 2008 13:35:08 -0500, Davy
>> <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>My Win2000 PC died so I have built a replacement XP
>>>machine. I swapped the drive with the data to the new
>>>One of the folders had security settings to prevent
>>>but me opening it.
>>>Now I can't open the folder even if I am logged in
>>>exactly the same user name and password as on my old
>>>machine, even if I switch to an account with
>> As admin, right click on the secured folder, and go to
>> tab. Can you fix the permissions problems here?
>> You may need to press the Advanced button and then in
>the Owner tab
>> change the owner to yourself, and tick "replace" at
>the bottom too.
>>>I get the error "An error occurred while reconnecting
>>>to \\oldcomputername\data on oldcomputername.
>>>Windows Network: The local device name is already in
>>>This connection has not been restored"
>> This is an inappropriate error, and should only ever
>> network mapped drives. Since you say the new machine
>wasn't built til
>> after the old machine died, I've no idea how you
>managed to get that.
>> If you did have them both up at the same time, you
>could have mapped
>> \\old\data as E: succesfully, and now Explorer is
>still showing this
>> mapping but cannot reach \\old because it's defunct.
>So if the E: is
>> showing up as \\old\data, you should go to
>> Drive and remove it.
>> You may be in a situation that the real drive is not
>> and the mapped E: is confusing you. After getting rid
>of the mapped
>> drive, right click on My Computer, Manage... and go to
>> Management. Find the new disk, make sure Windows is
>looking at it (if
>> it says "foreign disk" right click and Import or
>Activate or something
>> obvious) and then check the assigned drive letter.
>> Cheers - Jaimie
>you are a genious! For brevity I had left out from my
>original post that the data drive had been transferred
>to a Vista PC for a week whilst I was building my new XP
>machine. During the build I mapped the data drive on my
>XP - and then physically moved it when the XP machine
>was fully set up. When I turned on the XP machine
>Windows reported that it could not find the mapped E:
>drive on the Vista machine and so I clicked OK thinking
>that was the end of it. I then assigned a drive letter
>e: to the data drive.
That's still pretty bizarre that Windows overlaid the old mapped drive
on top of the new physical E: partition, I've never seen that before.
>Right so now, having done the tools/disconnect, I have
>access again to my folder and its contents. The strange
>thing is though that most of the pictures (jpgs) in the
>folder have become unreadable by any of the five
>graphics programs I have - header not recognise is
>reported by Irfanview.
>Odd! Now I have to sort that.
Do they show in Explorer thumbnail view? You may still have problems
with permissions - maybe you haven't got read access to the file
content currently. Right-click/properties on a troublesome file and
have alook in the Security tab. If that's it, go to the root folder
again and make changes there to be inherited all the way down the
Cheers - Jaimie
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has
endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us
to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei