Try opening a dos window and see if you can access the folder. If so, then try to copy the files to another folder. Hope this helps
I have a folder which a large number of files in it (mostly doc. files) which I cannot open since yesterday. When I attempt to open it I find that all it contains is another identical folder (with the same exact properties as the folder it is contained in). And when I try to open that file the very same thing happens ? and this to goes on indefinitely, like a box within a box within a box puzzle. But I can never access the contents of any of these duplicate files.
When I look at an expanded view of this file I now have a string of 11 of these files one below the next, with the last file having a + by it. So it appears that this could go on indefinitely. And I am unable to delete any of these files, even the original file ? I get the message ?Cannot delete 1919B1~.HTM: cannot find the specified file.?
And yet when I check ?properties? on any one of these duplicate folders it indicates that the folder size is 16.7 MB and that it contains 500 files.
I was burning a copy of this and other folders yesterday, and that is when this must have somehow occurred. (I have the very same problem with the copy of the file I burned.) But I have no problem with any of the other folders I burned.
I used the file ?restore system? utility and went back a few days in time, but I still have the problem with this file. I just cannot figure out what to do to be able to access this folder again.
Windows XP, Athlon XP 2200, 512 MB mem, 70 GB free