Folder turned into a 0KB file?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Tony Noel, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Tony Noel

    Tony Noel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    No it's model number is: NSLU2.

    It is comptiable (I would say) because I have been using it with Windows 7 for about two years now - this being my first problem.
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    Well, one (maybe 2) final questions and then I am done. Was the file on the drive before you formatted it with the Linksys device? You have only mentioned the one folder, I assume you can write and read to the device otherwise?

    This probably sounds dumb, but since the format from the device is not compatible with Windows, I just had to check.
     
  3. Tony Noel

    Tony Noel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    No it wasn't. I formatted it right out of the box. And yes, I can add/delete any other folder in it.

    See if you look here, it says I don't have permissions JUST for that folder/file. Permissions.
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    Your earlier snippit shows the file is read only, can you change that?

    If you open properties and look at the security tab, can you change the permissions, and if not, can you tell who is owner in the advanced owners tab?
     
  5. Tony Noel

    Tony Noel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    No I can't. This is what happens:

    Error.


    When I go to change them (ie. check the box for full permission) and push save, then open it up again, all the boxes are unchecked.

    Here is a screenie to show you the advanced owner tab:

    Owner.
     
  6. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    You might check some of the folders you can access and compare the two. The way you would normally give everyone a read permission would be to take ownership, OK back out of the dialog, then go back and set the permissions. But since this file might be different because of the video content, I hate to suggest it.

    There a several security settings in the user's manual, maybe one of those would allow you to put yourself in a group that could access the folder.
     
  7. Tony Noel

    Tony Noel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Same thing just happened to another folder...

    Programs....

    This can't happened to my iTunes folder... 8,000 songs shared by 3 users...

    Any help guys? This is getting bad...
     
  8. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    I know both ports on the Linksys are supposed to support hard drives, but have you tried the other port? Is there anything in common with the two files that have misbehaved?

    Have you tried copying one to another location to check?

    Could anyone else accessing the drive have a virus? Do you know who accessed the drive?
     
  9. Tony Noel

    Tony Noel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    The only thing common was that I copied the files inside that folders often and they both were of an ample size folders(15+ GB at least).

    If you read the other posts, you see I don't have "admin privileges" for those folder (but I do for every other folder/file in the hard drive.

    No, just my family accesses it.
     
  10. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
     
  11. Tony Noel

    Tony Noel New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
     

Share This Page

Loading...