I've been trying to resolve this for months. If anyone can help me it would be much apreciated. I can't format my hard drive. I have two in my pc. What hapened was, durring an active download of a Windows update I decided to move a folder and accidentaly droped it into the Windows update folder as it was downloading. I had no problem oppening the folder that I moved, but it's subfolders, no banana. It said access denied. I moved the main folder back to it's original position with no problems, but the subfolders "access denied" still. To this day no matter what I tried I could not oppen those files and recover my files. I no longer need or want those files so I just want to clean up my hard drive and recover the space. (that folder is taking up about 20 gig's) But now I can't format it. I'm getting "access denied" again. I'm the administrator, I've gone trough folder options, inside and out, and have not found a way to fix it. I'm in Windows XP. HELP ME PLEASE!