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Windows 7: Cannot delete folder on drive, says I don't have permission (I do)

31 May 2015   #1
BCComm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot delete folder on drive, says I don't have permission (I do)

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to read my post and aid me in my little issue I have here.

There exists a folder in one of my hard drives that I cannot delete.

I played around with the permission settings and gave all users "full control" to no avail. It still insists I do not have permission to delete it.
After using Unlocker, I found out that the folder is tied to 'scvhost.exe.' Aparently that file is what created this indestructible directory on my drive. The directory itself is only 800 bytes and seems to serve no purpose. Further, I cannot open any of the folders inside of it, but I am sure they are all empty.

I tried everything I could find on Google, yet still can't delete the directory.
Here is an album of screenshots of the directory, its permissions, and the errors: file prob - Album on Imgur














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01 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Post the screenshot again, follow Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

There are many processes that use svchost.exe.

It is possible you need to take ownership for the folder, however let us see the folder first.
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01 Jun 2015   #3
BCComm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your reply, and thank you derekimo for the edit.

I have taken full control of the folder already by giving myself allow access in the permissions tab.
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01 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you try unlocking yet? Move them to another location after unlocking and delete if ok in a day or two. If not then move them back. Should be ok though. These seem to be leftovers from windows update or other installations.

You can also try disable System Restore, then try delete. Though you will lose restore points and need to create a manual restore point afterwards.
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