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"file is locked." -- everything is read only...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PhilipOldham, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. PhilipOldham

    PhilipOldham Thread Starter

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    Good evening,
    Im a bit stuck at the moment, i dont seem to be able to save/delete/create any files... all of my files managed to get themselves set to read-only so i set them back but its no better... when saving files i get an error "the file is locked. use the `properties` command in windows explorer to unlock the file" and when i try to delete files i get "cannot delete ****: access is denied. make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use" -ive checked all of thoose things, and eveything seems good. the only thing i can think of is that there is a setting somewhere, other than the read-only in explorer, that i need to set to read/write...
    im using windows xp pro...
    thanks very much if you can help! -- sorry about the bad formatting of the post... im in a hurry!

    take care
    philip
     
  2. PhilipOldham

    PhilipOldham Thread Starter

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    is there no one out there who knows anything about this???
     
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    Probably ... Maybe they'll be waking up soon .... BUMP
     
  4. PhilipOldham

    PhilipOldham Thread Starter

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    Ok, something new happened today, when i turn on my computer, chkdsk runs... it manages to get past stage 1 but on stage 2 it gets stuck saying "inserting an index entry into index $o of file 25" and just kjeeps printing that up on screen and i dont seem to be able to skip the process to get to windows... i hope this can help...

    cheers, take care
    Phil
     
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