I use an ATI All-in-Wonder card to record TV shows to my hard drive.
The ATI PVR software records the shows to a temp file \ATI MMC\”username”
Recently the username sub-dir became inaccessible.
I could not enter it or remove it, and ATI could not record to it.
I got dialog boxes with these messages:
Cannot remove folder “username”: Access is denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use.
I could not get the PVR to record to a different directory.
I did a number of Google searches, but found very little info on this subject directly related to my problem.
I finally got lucky with this one.
I’m adding the particulars of my issue, so it will be a little easier for the next person to find this solution.
Thanks to the info DJ provided, I was able to gain access to the directories again.
I first opened Windows Explorer (use the short cut key combination (Windows Key + E)).
I then navigated to the “simple file sharing” option & turned it off.
W.E. -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Advance Settings (box) -> Files & Folders ->
Go to the last item on the list and uncheck the box for:
'Use simple file sharing (Recommended)"
Note: You may want to check some other setting in the “Advance Settings” while you are there.
ex. Show hidden files and folders. (select it)
Hide extensions for know file types. (unselect)
Display the contents of system folders (select it)
Once simple file sharing is turned off, some new tabs will show up when you right click the directory you want to access or delete. (right-click the dir -> click properties -> security tab ->
The tab you are interested in is “security”.
In the box for “Group or user names” select “everyone” (or add it) and then check the box under “Permissions” for “Full Control”.
Once I did this, I was able to access the directories or delete them if I wanted to.
Hope this helps someone.