blurp and d_sellers1:
I ran from start->run->command, in the correct directory, with admin privileges, none of the files open.
Here is what is wierd that I failed to mention before - if I type the code as posted in your initial post:
then the command WORKS! It names all the album covers as "album.jpg". If I change only the text "album" in the above code to "folder" - then I get the access denied message. Wierd???!!! Why is that?! I want the files named as "folder.jpg", not "album.jpg"
for /r %%I in (*-*.jpg) do copy "%%I" "%%~dpIalbum.jpg"