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  • Question

  • Hi, I hope this is the correct place to ask this question.

    I currently have two hard drives, a HDD and SSD with HDD as the windows install/main drive.

    When I download files from google chrome, they go straight into my SSD in a 'downloads' folder. 

    A few days ago it wouldn't let me access this folder, just took forever to load and never actually opened. I eventually did some googling and found out It was optimized for photos. I changed this to general files and now I can access it again. However when I download files to this location some become unmoveable so to speak. I download a lot of music to this folder and whenever I try to move some files, even just an individual file, it regularly comes up with "discovering items". 

    Now for the files that do move, windows won't allow me to edit them (ie: Artist/Title/Tags, etc)

    The only way i've got around this is by copying the files, pasting them all to have (1) at the end and then moving them files. It will still, however, not let me delete the original files. I can open them, listen to the mp3 tracks, but not move them or delete them.

    Can anyone help? Would be much appreciated.

    Thanks :)

    • Edited by Stevenf980 Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:31 PM
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:23 PM

Answers

  • Any issues with Security permissions on the root folder?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:23 PM
    Friday, October 10, 2014 3:29 AM
  • Hi Steven,

    Have you tried to put another file manually into this folder to check if this file could edit it?

    Please check if you have sufficient permission for this folder.

    The details, please refer to this guide:

    Set, View, Change, or Remove Permissions on Files and Folders

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754344.aspx

    In addition, you could change the download location as the chrome official guide:

    Change download locations

    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95574?hl=en


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:23 PM
    Friday, October 10, 2014 5:56 AM
  • Try a clean boot and check : support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Did you try using safe mode?


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:23 PM
    Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:57 PM

All replies

  • Any issues with Security permissions on the root folder?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:23 PM
    Friday, October 10, 2014 3:29 AM
  • Hi Steven,

    Have you tried to put another file manually into this folder to check if this file could edit it?

    Please check if you have sufficient permission for this folder.

    The details, please refer to this guide:

    Set, View, Change, or Remove Permissions on Files and Folders

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754344.aspx

    In addition, you could change the download location as the chrome official guide:

    Change download locations

    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95574?hl=en


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:23 PM
    Friday, October 10, 2014 5:56 AM
  • I changed permissions to allow my user account full control but still not letting me delete the files I have downloaded there.

    Strangely, one of the files become 'unlocked' so to speak so I could delete one, but the others are still an issue.

    Every time I ask it to delete the file(s), it still spends forever saying 'discovering items' and then my laptop's fans kick in and CPU usage goes up until I restart my laptop or restart 'explorer.exe' which I understand isn't a sensible thing to do and occasionally that doesn't work and I must do a full restart.


    • Edited by Stevenf980 Friday, October 10, 2014 7:10 PM
    Friday, October 10, 2014 6:53 PM
  • Try a clean boot and check : support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Did you try using safe mode?


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:23 PM
    Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:57 PM