Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: cannot delete a folder in windows 7

04 Dec 2009   #1

cannot delete a folder in windows 7

in my windows 7 i am not able to delete a folder .it shows that
the action cant be completed because the folder or file is open in another program .
somebody help me in resvolving it".

and i tried to delete it in command prompt it shows
"access denied " fd.exe

My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Dec 2009   #2

windows 7 Ultimate

did you try after restart your computer? sometime I have faced the same problem and I did manually run the ccleaner than restart the computer than I able to delete the folders or files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

You cannot delete it because another process/application has it open and locked...just as the message said.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Dec 2009   #4


Where is the file located? Inside C: drive? Then only the user with admin rights can delete it.
If the file is somewhr else, then check which process if locking it in Taskmanager and kil that process. If not able to identify the process, download lockhunter, replacement for unlocker since it doesnt work in Win 7 and unlock the file or folder and delete it.
LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes

Also, when you open run command, by default it doesnt execute with admin privileges. Go into accessories and then from there execute command prompt with run as admin.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

You can also boot into safe mode and delete it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #6


i have solved it by going to taskmanager and end up the process corresponding to that file ...thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 cannot delete a folder in windows 7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: cannot delete a folder in windows 7
Thread Forum
Windows.old Folder - Delete Tutorials
Windows 7 won't let me delete a folder? System Security
Can't delete windows.old folder ?? General Discussion
Solved Can't delete a folder in Windows 7 General Discussion
Solved How to delete Windows folder? (not old) General Discussion
Can't delete folder in Windows 7 General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33