you havent mentioned what operating system u are using and if u have the administrator password. If you have administrative rights login as some administrative user or the administrator itself. Then if your os is windows XP then first >> My computer >> on the main menu select TOOLS >> then select VIEW (Checkup if the “use simple File sharing” option is unchecked, it should be unchecked if it is checked), This is not required in windows 2000. Then select ok ok and so on and close those windows….. then right click the folder that u want to view >>> PROPERTIES >>> SECURITY >>> ADVANCED on the bottom Right >>> OWNER >>> And change the owner of the file and u will be able to open the folder or file as the owner specified in the option. Believe this would help u.