"Access Denied" on folders I need!
I just got an enclosure for an old HD that I saved from a laptop that broke a year ago. It's linked up to my new laptop and everything's working fine....
...except that the two folders I need to access, the ones I bought the enclosure for, my 30gigs of music and my photographs, give me an "access denied" error when I try to open them.
They also show "0 bytes" as a folder size, but I know the stuff is there. Everything else on the HD works fine. I'm guessing that somewhere along the way, the permissions for these folders were changed, and now I can't access them because I'm on a new boot of Windows XP and the security IDs are different. I can't remember ever changing any permissions, but nonetheless.
So I've researched the problem, and found my way into the Microsoft Knowledge Base. It tells me to clear the "use simple file sharing" option as part of the solution. I have no such option, and I suspect because that option is only available on XP Pro.
So what to do? I refuse to believe that I can never access these folders again!