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Windows 7: Can't Delete Folder

23 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, at least the Packers won.

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23 Jan 2011   #12

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamiedolan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode? We can then move further with other options.
Is there a setting in Cobian Backup I might be able to change that could fix this? I just looked; It is setup to run as a service. It wouldn't tell me what account it was running under, but I just changed it so that it runs under my account. Not sure if this will help. Thanks Jamie
That could be a reason. The same thing happens with me in case of Nokia PC suite. I can't delete some files related to it unless i stop its service 'ServiceLayer'.
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23 Jan 2011   #13

windows 8 64

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Well, at least the Packers won.

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24 Jan 2011   #14

windows 8 64

I ran a backup today with the modified setting in Cobian (having it run as a service as my login) and I was able to access / move the backup file just fine today. So it looks like corrected the problem going forward.

Thanks again for the help.

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24 Jan 2011   #15

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

As we thought, the whole problem was due to the service thingy.
Glad its sorted.
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13 Feb 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Unlocker 1.9.0 Will delete any file

This little program is great, used it for years. It is now compatible with Windows 7 and most other operating systems. It is simple to use, after installing you just have to right click on the file or folder you want to delete, but are unable to, you will be shown a drop down menu and just choose what you want to do with it.

I am new here so if this link is a no no I apologise.


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13 Feb 2011   #17


For those times in the future when, again, you can't delete a file or folder, there are some interesting additional suggestions in this article:
Cannot delete file or folder | Windows Problem Solver
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13 Feb 2011   #18
Orbital Shark


Another thing to try is enabling the built-in Administrator account.
  1. Open command prompt as administrator
  2. type net user administrator active:yes
  3. restart your machine
  4. Try deleting the folder
Once done, repeat steps 1 thru 3, replacing the yes with no

Hope it helps people with future issues.

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