Can't view Quicktime files on XP (H:drive problem?)
niconiko at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 20:18:29 CDT 2008
Reading your message reminded me of something that happened to
me for the first time just last Sunday, also involving XP and files on
an external HD. I don't know if it's related to your problem, and I
still don't understand what happened, but perhaps it'll help you.
In short, for some unexplained reason XP changed the ownership
settings of a group of JPGS in an external HD. Not all JPGS, just
those in one specific folder. I guess it happened when, upon trying
to view those images thru slideshow-software, the software seemed
to choke. I moved the images to another location in that same HD
and that resulted in the images being not only unviewable but un-
eraseable. All other JPGS on that HD continued to work fine, though.
Later, back on another computer (Win2K), I searched the internet
and came upon an article about "How to take ownership of a file
or folder in XP". It seems XP is automatically set to something
called "Simple File" sharing. Anyway, once I changed the files'
ownership, they became viewable.
So, perhaps XP file ownership/sharing is the problem too in your case?
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