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Windows 7: Folder / File access denied

05 Mar 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM

So almost close to 2 years and still I face this problem on a regular basis. This happens even on a fresh install of windows and no tweaks installed.

For the 2yrs running I've been able to replicate this issue about 90% of the time, I uninstall a game and if that game has left over files on the folder I go to the folder and manually delete it and there I get an permission error.

This also happens when I replace .exe files of the same name.

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05 Mar 2011   #22
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise


Not sure why you keep getting this, but you could use the free program Unlocker to make it easier to delete them with.
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16 Mar 2011   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM

I disabled the folder thumbnails and I think that was causing the issue, I havent encountered the issue again for a while now. Ill report if it really solved the problem.

Altho it blows that my images are not thumb nailed anymore, is there a way to get the images to be thumb nailed but folders just regular icons ?
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20 Mar 2011   #24
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello EarlZ,

You may be able to change the default folder icon using the tutorial below to use a icon of your choice instead so that it will not show thumbnails for folders anymore, but will for files.

Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

Hope this helps,
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21 Mar 2011   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM

Thanks, will look into that tonight!
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