I have a computer with two partitions on the hard drive. I recently backed up everything to one partition and reinstalled Windows 7 on the other one. Everything went well, but now there are some JPEG files which seem to be locked for the entire system. They won't even show a thumbnail, and I can't move them or manipulate them in any way. I had two copies of these files in different places, and the same thing happened to both sets, but no other files that I've found. The folders containing these files are fine, as well as other contents
I have checked the permissions and ownership, and everything looks just the same as all the other files in the folder. Yet I always get an error saying "Access Denied," or that I need administrative rights to access them (I am the administrator).
The only thing I can think of is that maybe NTFS had the files physically saved only on the C partition (which is now formatted and reinstalled), but I had copies on the D partition for months beforehand, and I thought the partitions would always be held separate. Is this a possible explanation, or does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get these files back?