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Windows 7: Can't Delete a Folder.

20 Apr 2012   #1
joppp

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can't Delete a Folder.

First off, sorry if this is in the wrong place. I had no idea what section to post this in.
Today I was using a program for the game 'Minecraft' called MultiMC and when deleting files it created I don't need anymore, I came across a folder I couldn't open, delete or do anything with. When I try to open it it says '(location) is not accessible. Access is denied'. When I try delete it, it says 'You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changed to this folder' (yet, I am the administrator - the only account on the computer). It also gives me 'try again' and cancel options, neither of which help. On properties it says 'Unable to display current owner' and won't let me change the owner, even to the administrator. The folder is 0 bytes, but I would like to get rid of it because I might want to delete the folder it is in in the future, plus I don't know if it is a virus or anything. Please can someone help.


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20 Apr 2012   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It is entirely possible that the folder is already deleted and explorer is being stupid. It happens now and then, especially on networked drives.

Try rebooting and see if the folder is still there or not...

Can also try DLing another file explorer like Explorer++ and see if the folder is really there or not.
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20 Apr 2012   #3
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's possible a module of MultiMC is still running and controls the folder in question.
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20 Apr 2012   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Are you sure it's a MineCraft folder? What's the folder path?
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20 Apr 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

also right clicking the folder and selecting properties and the the security tab, adding administrator or your pc username to the security permission, then try deleting it.
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20 Apr 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Joppp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I agree with what FliGi7 posted above.

I would recommend to not try and delete the folder just yet until you post back with the full path of the folder for us to help make sure that it's not a protected Windows OS file, or a junction point. You wouldn't want to delete it if that was the case.
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