Access is denied on certain files

ok im hoping some clever person can help me, a few weeks back i copied some files from one external drive to another i then took the one i had copied on to and tried to plug this into another computer to use the files from it and it says that access is denied, i tried the whole changing the ownership of the file but it won't let me open, move, delete or anything, any ideas anybody?

ETA both systems are running windows xp.

geek_slinger33, Jun 28, 10:16 am

geek_drcspy, Jun 28, 10:22 am

nope unfortunately that didn'twork either

geek_slinger33, Jun 28, 4:33 pm

geek_smoshy16, Jun 28, 6:50 pm

There's no encryption involved is there?

geek_jcmp21, Jun 28, 8:14 pm

i'm not sure if there is or not any encryptions involved. how would i know?

geek_slinger33, Jun 30, 12:06 pm