Windows xp folder help

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    hello,

    I tried to move an important folder away from prying eyes(kids) but was rushing so moved it into another folder they won't look into, a folder named like 'ha7a3h6ndm3d782jr63'. I didn't create this folder, it's a log folder or something. It's read only, now I can see my folder in that folder but says it's empty. How can I get back my lost files! Thank you
     
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    I 'stash' stuff in C:\Windows\Temp <- there I made a new folder, name it (hold down 'alt' while typing 0160) alt+0160, this gives you a folder without a name. You can change folder image by copying to it an invisible icon & selecting it as new image.


    3to1.jpg

    Tried to u/l icon, not allowed here

    edit: I know what you're thinking! I never grew up, haha! not in 70 years!!!
     
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    None of the solutions work, are all my files lost?
     
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    please list the steps you have taken so that I will not duplicate the suggestions.
     
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    Tried manually unchecking the read only option, two attrib commands and safe mode all to no avail
     
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    None of them worked, this folder 'hdken3dnsn58g38hdnd' for example is read only. Accidentally I moved my private folder into it, I can see my folder but it says there's no files in it. Tried opening my folder, says access denied. Attrib command rather says nothing, file not found or access denied. Surely my files can't be lost?
     
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    Step 1, unticked file sharing clicked apply all done


    Step 2, changed ownership to admin and job done! I now have my files back. I can see the files there and I can also see the size of each file. However as they are all video files I can't view them, says I've been denied access. I can't move them either, says something about Disk being full write protect and access denied when I try to move them.
     
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    copy instead of move and see what happens, please, :)
     
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    It's the same story, access is denied but says the files are read only
     
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    My last suggestion would be to boot to something like hiren's boot disk and see if it will let you copy the files to a usb , or even through the recovery console.
     
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    Hirens cd now all sorted

    Thank you very much for your help!
     
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    great, sorry it took so long, Hiren's is a handy cd/usb to have, :)
     
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    It's fine :) and I did have an hirens cd I just couldn't find it so had to do another one. Thanks again
     
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