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Windows 7: You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

10 Sep 2011   #1
emmzone22

Windows 7
 
 
You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

I have tried everything to delete this folder. I was able to delete the file in the folder, but the folder itself won't delete. It won't delete in safe mode either. If I scan the folder or right click properties, it shows an object in the folder. If I check the "show hidden files" box, nothing is there. I can rename the folder, add to it, and move it, but I can't delete it. I have searched the internet for solutions and nothing works.


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10 Sep 2011   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What folder are you trying to delete?
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10 Sep 2011   #3
emmzone22

Windows 7
 
 

It originally had an MP3 in it. Now it is suppose to be empty.
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10 Sep 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This might be of some help.
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
Get back and let us know what happens.
You will have to be the administrator.
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10 Sep 2011   #5
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

It looks like a process is locking the folder preventing you from deleting it.

Try the Unlocker 1.9.1 (a freeware program - google it) which will show you the process unlocking the folder and will also give you an option to kill that process. Then you can delete the folder.
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10 Sep 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You could also try using Windows 7 in safe mode.
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11 Sep 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

emmzone,

From Layback Bear's post:
Quote:
This might be of some help.
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
Get back and let us know what happens.
You will have to be the administrator.
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11 Sep 2011   #8
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

I have had problems deleting some folders when the ownership has changed and I haven't been able to change it back

try this tutorial to take ownership of the folder, and then delete it:
Take Ownership Shortcut

macca
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13 Sep 2011   #9
emmzone22

Windows 7
 
 

Problem is solved. I used the Take Ownership method. Thanks to all for your responses!!!
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 You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.




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