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Windows 7: Not able to delete folder..Plz help

22 Aug 2011   #1
paragdharurkar

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Not able to delete folder..Plz help

Hello all,

I am using win 7 . I have installed updates for same. After update i hv observered that there are folders name like " 8c3649242c5f5bfe0f4045a93f ".
i want to delete them but i am getting an error that " you required permission to perform this task."

and i am single user on this system.

Plz help ....

Thx


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22 Aug 2011   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paragdharurkar View Post
Hello all,

I am using win 7 . I have installed updates for same. After update i hv observered that there are folders name like " 8c3649242c5f5bfe0f4045a93f ".
i want to delete them but i am getting an error that " you required permission to perform this task."

and i am single user on this system.

Plz help ....

Thx
Happens to me overy so often. Try this,

Right click folder, properties, click security tab, click advanced, click owner, edit, set ownership to you, tick replace owner on subcontainers and objects, click OK then see if you can delete the folder.
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22 Aug 2011   #3
Mosharino

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

They are locked by the OS, and they are the randomly generated folders that are left over from the updates.

I would try restarting and one of two things should happen

1, the OS will automatically delete them.
2, It should release the lock on them so that you can.

I have seen them from time to time on my system.
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22 Aug 2011   #4
Mosharino

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paragdharurkar View Post
Hello all,

I am using win 7 . I have installed updates for same. After update i hv observered that there are folders name like " 8c3649242c5f5bfe0f4045a93f ".
i want to delete them but i am getting an error that " you required permission to perform this task."

and i am single user on this system.

Plz help ....

Thx
Happens to me overy so often. Try this,

Right click folder, properties, click security tab, click advanced, click owner, edit, set ownership to you, tick replace owner on subcontainers and objects, click OK then see if you can delete the folder.

That would have being my other suggestion!!!
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22 Aug 2011   #5
paragdharurkar

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hello Tanyam,
It worked....thx for ur valuable tips.
thx again

and thx mosharino .......
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22 Aug 2011   #6
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paragdharurkar View Post
Hello Tanyam,
It worked....thx for ur valuable tips.
thx again

and thx mosharino .......
Excellent! Glad to be of help.
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