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Windows 7: Can't Delete Folder

23 Jan 2011   #1
jamiedolan

windows 8 64
 
 
Can't Delete Folder

I keep getting this error when I try to deleted the folder;

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I unchecked and applied Read Only, but the box stayed checked like that.

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I'm logged in as myself, which is an administrator account

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Any I have full permissions for the folder I am trying to delete:

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Size:  70.5 KB

Any idea what I am missing and why I can't delete this folder?

Thanks

Jamie




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23 Jan 2011   #2
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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23 Jan 2011   #3
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Have you tried deleting it in safe mode? We can then move further with other options.
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23 Jan 2011   #4
jamiedolan

windows 8 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
Thanks.

I followed all the steps, and in step 18, I was unable to check the box for Full Control, it was checked, but gray.

I was still unable to deleted it so, then I read in the tips:

"If you are trying to delete a folder, then sometimes you will need to delete the contents within the subfolders first before you will be able to delete the main folder itself."

I had to go several levels deep in a number of folders to be able to delete the contents and the folders, but I was eventually able to delete the entire thing.

This was created here by my Backup program, Cobian Backup. Since these are going to be written on a regular basis (and they can't be done as a incremental backup due to the source being a FTP server), I will have to remove the older copies on a regular basis.

Should I try adding in the Take Ownership option that I read about here? Will that work with Win7?

Thanks,

Jamie
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23 Jan 2011   #5
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Take Ownership menu option can be quite helpful.

.net and a handful of other apps leave junk behind that require this process for removal.
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23 Jan 2011   #6
jamiedolan

windows 8 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode? We can then move further with other options.
No, I had not tried that, I was rather puzzled when it was giving me that error even after I checked and saw I had full permissions to it.

I can try to delete it in safe mode next time I need to remove a folder, but really would like to find a way for the regular delete to function. I'll need to remove the old backups on a regular basis.

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
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23 Jan 2011   #7
jamiedolan

windows 8 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
The Take Ownership menu option can be quite helpful.

.net and a handful of other apps leave junk behind that require this process for removal.
That "Take Ownership" edit to the registry file is compatible with Windows 7 Correct?

Thanks
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23 Jan 2011   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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23 Jan 2011   #9
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Yes. To assure yourself, you will find a tutorial on this site to that end. Use the forum search tool or someone else might chip in with a link.

I lost a football game today and I am not feeling helpful ;-(
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23 Jan 2011   #10
jamiedolan

windows 8 64
 
 

Thanks Guys for the help, sorry your team didn't win. Since I changed that setting in Cobian, I'm going to let a backup run overnight, and see if I have problems deleting folders in the new backup in the morning, if I do, I will proceed with the Take Ownership Menu option.

Thanks again for the help
Jamie
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