In a message dated 6/5/02 2:33:36 AM Central Daylight Time, MATLIN@xxxxxxxxx writes: > Tried it - - no dice. > When I try to drag and drop it to my desktop it say it can not move it - may > be in use (it isn't) > still says access denied - read only file, even though in properties it says > archive (still on floppy). > If I could get to dos (with ME it's a bitch) does anyone still remember dos > commands for changing attributes or is there a dos program that would help > me? > Very frustrating. > Yeah, if the file is actively being used, by a program or Windows, you can't change the attribute. In DOS, the command to change it is the "attrib" command (attrib -r [filename]), but it will have to be "real DOS"---not a DOS window while running Windows. You seem to know that. Good luck getting into DOS with ME. If you know what program is using that file, you can shut it down, then change the attribute with the Windows method, but if Windows, itself is using it, that won't work. Gary - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.