ImageAnalyst <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message <email@example.com>... > Are you logged in as John Smith, or as some other user? If another > user, do you have admin privileges? Were these folders, by chance, > copied off a CD and might have their "read only" property set?
No the problem is I am logged in as another user and this user was a previous user of this computer. I don't have the admin privileges and this seems to be the issue since MATLAB can't access the documents in another user's account. But I don't know why and how the directory was set to that account's My Documents.