Thanks for the quick reply Shawn, trying to get some work finished on a Saturday dead-line sucks. Sorry, yes I meant the folder contents as opposed to the folder itself. Turns out it was the 3d program gone a bit hay-wire, regardless of where I was trying to save the rendered image. (had to delete the programs prefs and let it rebuild them)
Option 2 in method 2 was what I was trying before. but after opening the properties page, it keeps showing the blue box instead of an empty box...still a bit weird no?
Thanks again for the quick response! (I nearly had no nails left to chew...lol)