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Windows 7: Can't delete a self-created folder on desktop

25 May 2010   #1
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Can't delete a self-created folder on desktop

OK...ALL in the same 30 minutes....

I created 2 folders on my desktop, one called The Faces, one called Rod Stewart.

I ripped some music to both, burned a CD from each, and then the fun started.

I right-clicked on The Faces folder, deleted. No prob.

I right-clicked on Rod Stewart folder and was told I don't have administrator rights to delete it.

I deleted all files in the folder, no prob.

I tried to delete now empty folder, no rights.

Ran elevated cmd prompt and typed:

rd /s /q "w:\user\desktop\rod stewart" and get access denied.

I right click folder and Take Ownership....Access Denied.

So I have an empty folder on desktop...

I even tried creating another folder on desktop called Junk, and tried dropping the Rod Stewart folder into it to then Delete Junk...I don't have admin rights to cut the empty Rod Stewart folder....

In Explorer when I navigate to the folder and try and click on it I get "it is not accessible", as in...it's NOT THERE.

thoughts?..PLEASE?!??!?!?!?

Thanks
Rod


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25 May 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Take ownership of the folder, then delete it... Take Ownership Shortcut
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25 May 2010   #3
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Take ownership of the folder, then delete it... Take Ownership Shortcut
As I said, I right click folder and Take Ownership (using the reg edit shortcut)....Access Denied.

Rod
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25 May 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roddy View Post
OK...ALl in the same 30 minutes....

I created 2 folders on my desktop, one called The Faces, one called Rod Stewart.

I ripped some music to both, burned a CD from each, and then the fun started.

I right-clicked on The Faces folder, deleted. No prob.

I right-clicked on Rod Stewart folder and was told I don't have administrator rights to delete it.

I deleted all files in the folder, no prob.

I tried to delete now empty folder, no rights.

Ran elevated cmd prompt and typed:

rd /s /q "w:\user\desktop\rod stewart" and get access denied.

I right click folder and Take Ownership....Access Denied.

So I have an empty folder on desktop...

I even tried creating another folder on desktop called Junk, and tried dropping the Rod Stewart folder into it to then Delete Junk...I don't have admin rights to cut the empty Rod Stewart folder....

In Explorer when I navigate to the folder and try and click on it I get "it is not accessible", as in...it's NOT THERE.

thoughts?..PLEASE?!??!?!?!?

Thanks
Rod

Run a virus check on it just for chuckles.
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25 May 2010   #5
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Have you tried rebooting your PC and then deleting it?
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25 May 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try a reboot.

LOL, I guess Lomai was a few nanoseconds faster.
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25 May 2010   #7
iphone

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

Did you try restarting your computer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2010   #8
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iphone View Post
Did you try restarting your computer?
Have rebooted 3 times since, and have run a virus scan. Nada...

infuriating

Rgds
Rod
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25 May 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's funny. The three of us having the same idea in the same minute.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2010   #10
iphone

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

Try safe mode then
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