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Windows 7: HUGE PROBLEM! Folder Access Denied?? Plz help!

10 Jul 2010   #1
EladM42

Windows 7
 
 
HUGE PROBLEM! Folder Access Denied?? Plz help!

I'm trying to delete a folder off my desktop, and Ive been at it for about an hour now. I really like solving things on my own but this one has really got me. Okay, I'm the only user on this PC, and I made sure I have full control through the security settings. When that didn't work, I altered the UAC to never notify me. Finally when that failed, I found a a registry edit online that allows me to "Take ownership" by right clicking the file. I see DOS for a few seconds and "access denied" then it disappears. I also noticed that some of the files are read only which would explain why it wont let me delete them, but it wont let me alter any of the folder settings at all. The folder I'm trying to delete is a music folder with a bunch of sub folders as albums. I have no idea what caused this particular folder to start acting up, but I was messing with WMP as well as TVersity setting up a media server. ANY help at all will be appreciated!! thanks.
-Dale


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10 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EladM42 View Post
I'm trying to delete a folder off my desktop, and Ive been at it for about an hour now. I really like solving things on my own but this one has really got me. Okay, I'm the only user on this PC, and I made sure I have full control through the security settings. When that didn't work, I altered the UAC to never notify me. Finally when that failed, I found a a registry edit online that allows me to "Take ownership" by right clicking the file. I see DOS for a few seconds and "access denied" then it disappears. I also noticed that some of the files are read only which would explain why it wont let me delete them, but it wont let me alter any of the folder settings at all. The folder I'm trying to delete is a music folder with a bunch of sub folders as albums. I have no idea what caused this particular folder to start acting up, but I was messing with WMP as well as TVersity setting up a media server. ANY help at all will be appreciated!! thanks.
-Dale
right click the folder>properties>security> who is the owner?
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10 Jul 2010   #3
Bituser

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

In addition to ZigZag, I like to use this:
Take Ownership Shortcut
It makes it so much easier than having to go through heaps of windows to take ownership (just because I do it so often)
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10 Jul 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums EladM42.

Download Unlocker:

Unlocker

Or LockHunter:

LockHunter

Either will tell you what is locking the folder. You can then use them to delete if you still want. They may require you to reboot to remove the folder. A Guy
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