Cut to the chase, this is my problem.
I cannot do any file maintenance activities to selected files.
I have a folder "X" in a HDD. Within X, I ave 4 subfolder X1, X2, X3 and X4. These subfolders were created over a period of 18 months. X, X1, X2 and X3 were copied from a smaller HDD onto the current one. X4 was created directly on the current HDD.
I am unable to do the following in X1, X2 and X3 - delete, move files (to any other folder with either drag and drop or the cut command), labeling, rating, rename (using F2 function key or batch rename), append or replace metadata, basically any file operations.
This applies to all files, raw, tiff, jpeg.
These problems applies to only X1-X3, NOT X4.
The error messages for move is " The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient permission".
The error message for rename is "This file cannot be renamed to to "xxx" because you do not have sufficient permission or it is in use". The file is definately not in use.
The rest, delete, change label or rating, simply nothing happened.
Meanwhile, I can do all the renaming, deleting, moving etc in explorer without problems.
I checked Vista, I have full admin rights as far as I can tell.
Any ideas? Changing to Mac or XP is NOT an option at this point.
I know you can get 3rd party software to do this. I have first party software, explorer to do this, just I like to be able to do it in Bridge.