Completely locked out of a file

I have a file on my 2003 Server that I seem to have lost all access to whatsoever. Neither the domain admin or local admin account on the server can even see the security tab, nor take ownership of the file.

Any operation delete/rename/take ownership will result in an access denied message.

Any idea how I can reset the permissons and/or fix this file? I've never faced an access issue with a file that I couldn't just take ownership on.

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jschwegAsked:
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Shift-3Commented:
Run CHKDSK /F on the drive to check for filesystem corruption.
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jschwegAuthor Commented:
I had thought about doing that, however the volume is a RAID-5. Can't you cause problems if you run chkdsk in write mode on a RAID array?
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Shift-3Commented:
I've never heard of an issue like that.  It will probably require a reboot though.
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deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
I have seen this problem multiple times with files in a directory structure with paths longer than 238 characters. A solution is then to rename directories lower in the path so that the overall length of the longest path is reduced to below 238 characters.

This happens often when directory structures are moved as a whole into another directory structure, or when someone decides to rename directories to more descriptive names.

I have seen directory structures renamed from

\ICT\SD\DOC

to

\Information and Communication Technology Department\Service Desk\
Documentation of Procedures
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jschwegAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay, I've been out of town. Thanks for the help.
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