If that's the case, you've lost permission to do otherwise. The cure is to take ownership of the files/folders. You add your username and give full control. With folders, you can cause files and subfolders to "inherit" permissions from the parent. Does this help?
laptop and PC connected via a hub
i can 'send to' and drag 'n drop from the laptop to the PC but when i try from PC to laptop i get "access denied, disk full/write protected/in use error
annoying to say the least.....
XP Pro + SP2 on both machines