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Windows 7: Deleting stubborn folder


31 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Deleting stubborn folder

I transfered a folder across to my PC and anyway I cannot delete it with my Mac or PC, come up with "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder"

I have tried changing permissions and have not found any programs that can do it.

Thanks Samuel

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31 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 
Folder Delete

Option 1) Remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive. Use that OS to navigate to the drive you just installed and delete the folder.
Option 2) Boot a Live *NIX CD (i.e. Ubuntu) and use it to navigate to your drive and delete the folder.
Option 3) Use one of the many free utilities to schedule the folder to be deleted on re-boot.
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31 Dec 2009   #3

 

It is a security problem. Are you logged in as a Admin? If yes, try changing the ownership of that folder to your account. You can do this by right clicking, properties, security, advanced, owner tab, select ur user account and click on apply, ok, ok, ok. Then try to delete it.
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31 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

@ Dre@ms. When changing permissions, tells me access denied.

@ WindowsStar. It is a stripe RAID configuration so I cannot stick it in another computer.
Just booted into Ubuntu, doesn't show up. Back in windows, RAID configuration no longer existent, separate disks :@ I don't know HTF that happened. ARGH!

Well that blows everything out of the water. Gotta love technology!!! Back to square1 for that/those drive(s).
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31 Dec 2009   #5

 

changing the ownership is the only way i knew of. cos, I do that everytime when the folder is copied from another system or drive.
BTW, are you logged in as the default admin? the one which is created by 7 and hidden?
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31 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am not exactly sure what you mean. I created my own account when I installed the system. No other accounts till I activated the user "Administrator" by CMD and typing "net user administrator /active:yes" which didn't work either.
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31 Dec 2009   #7

 

I am out of options bro..lets wait for some experts to help u out. In the mean time, will gooogle and if anythn strikin..wil let u knw.

Happy 2010.
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31 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi firemansam87,

Run the take ownership script. Then right click on the folder and select take ownership.
The other script is to remove this function.

After the script is run, you may also wish to open an elevated CMD prompt and remove any read only, system and hidden attributes.
ATTRIB -r -s -H /S /D C:\YourFolderPath\YourFolder\*.xxx

Now try to delete.

Good Luck

Tim


Attached Files
File Type: reg WINDOWS - TAKE_OWNERSHIP.reg (660 Bytes, 144 views)
File Type: reg WINDOWS - REMOVE-TAKE_OWNERSHIP.reg (122 Bytes, 87 views)
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31 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your help, but is no longer required. The RAID configuration of the drives that had the folder I wanted to delete failed after I booted into Ubuntu. So I have to start from scratch again with those drives.

Thanks again, have a good 2010!!!

Thanks TimStitt, I will keep in mind if it happens again.

Samuel
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31 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by firemansam87 View Post
Thanks for your help, but is no longer required. The RAID configuration of the drives that had the folder I wanted to delete failed after I booted into Ubuntu. So I have to start from scratch again with those drives.

Thanks again, have a good 2010!!!

Thanks TimStitt, I will keep in mind if it happens again.

Samuel
No problem, Happy New Year Mate.
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