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can't access specific individual files...Dr. Watson?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by captainphoenix, Dec 29, 2009.

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  1. captainphoenix

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    Windows XP Pro SP3
    I have 4 WD external HDD's purchased between 2004 and 2008. On these harddrives are various files, including but not limited to the following:
    +backups for my primary hd
    +tv shows
    +movies
    +program installers
    +personal movie collection used for editting
    I have found that certain files cause windows explorer to crash - be they movies, tv shows, installer files, files on backup, etc. - when highlighted and cause Dr. Watson to go bonkers. There seems to be no connection: files with similar sources, extensions, sizes, use dates, names, pathnames, etc. seem to work fine. In all there are just over 20,000 files, of which maybe 30 cause this problem. It is possible in transfers they were just simply improperly transferred (causing pieces of the file to be lost forever), but there is a file I KNOW that happened to and Dr. Watson never went bonkers and Explorer never crashed when I selected it; it was an .avi of "Beetlejuice" whose transfer was terminated before completion, and all it does when selected is simply not play in WMP. Any ideas?
     
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    Wow seems like a long-winded and drawn-out process. I'll check back when I finish with it.
     
  4. Freemorrison

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    For me it was simply just going into safe mode and select the drive.
    Then "Properties"
    "Securities"
    Then I gave "Everyone" full permissions.
    Phantom010 helped me with this and I have not had any problems since.
     
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