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Windows Explorer problems

Hi there
I am running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2.
My computer is a Pentium 4 CPU 2.4 GHZ with 512 ram
The problem I'm having is you can't rename or delete any files or folders in Windows Exploer.
I believe the cause was when in my Norton anti virus program I deleted the quaranteen folder contents. Could this be the cause and can I do anything about it without reformatting.
Thanx
Lonecrow

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Check the folder options

In reply to: Windows Explorer problems

Hi,

Kindly verify if "Hide extensions for known file types" is selected. If it is not selected, select it. Try to delete/rename a file again.

To verify: Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View tab. Locate "Hide extensions for known file types" then check the box before it.

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Also addressed by Microsoft Support

In reply to: Check the folder options

Don't know if this is applicable or not since it states it is a problem of Windows 2000 Server, but it might be of some help:
Cannot Rename System File in Windows Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=227472

There's also this:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech

and this:
How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418


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