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Windows 7: I have a locked CSC folder on my data drive - how do I remove it?


05 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
I have a locked CSC folder on my data drive - how do I remove it?

Hi, I have a small SSD as my boot drive a had local data drive and a NAS for all the files.

I have since removed the NAS and will just use the boot and data drives.

With the previous configuration I wanted to use the data (D:\) drive to store my offline files from the NAS. So I followed instructions to move the cache.

As I no longer need this setup I want to delete the CSC folder from the D drive. Its locked & I cannot delete it.

Can anybody show me the steps to delete this please

Thanks

Simon


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06 Oct 2011   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ferrytrip1 View Post
Hi, I have a small SSD as my boot drive a had local data drive and a NAS for all the files.

I have since removed the NAS and will just use the boot and data drives.

With the previous configuration I wanted to use the data (D:\) drive to store my offline files from the NAS. So I followed instructions to move the cache.

As I no longer need this setup I want to delete the CSC folder from the D drive. Its locked & I cannot delete it.

Can anybody show me the steps to delete this please

Thanks

Simon
Happens to me overy so often. Try this,

Right click folder, properties, click security tab, click advanced, click owner, edit, set ownership to you, tick replace owner on subcontainers and objects, click OK then see if you can delete the folder.
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06 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

That's the hard way, and while it works there's one missing step after you assign yourself ownership, you have to go back and give yourself full permissions as well. THEN you can delete it.

The easy way is to download and install UNLOCKER 1.9.1 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB and have a go at the folder with that. It doesn't always work - changing ownership/permissions stands a better chance of being successful - but it's worth a try (and pretty much a must-have app to have anyway).
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06 Oct 2011   #4

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
That's the hard way, and while it works there's one missing step after you assign yourself ownership, you have to go back and give yourself full permissions as well. THEN you can delete it.

The easy way is to download and install UNLOCKER 1.9.1 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB and have a go at the folder with that. It doesn't always work - changing ownership/permissions stands a better chance of being successful - but it's worth a try (and pretty much a must-have app to have anyway).
with all due respect, I dont consider having to install more software to perform a task that you can do without extra software the hard way. And I've never had to go back and give myself full control to delete the folder I've just taken ownership of. Still, there are 100 ways to skin a cat, so what works for you.....

I actually had unlocker 1.91 installed. It doesn't always work. Oft times it would suggest deleting at next reboot, which rarely worked for me. So I uninstalled it.
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06 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Sorry Tanyam, had no intention of stepping on your toes. I did mention though that Unlocker doesn't always work (precisely because it too will eventually need permissions it doesn't have). But it is a quick, unobstrusive install and easy to use via an Explorer right-click. I see no harm in having it around anyway.
The fact that you don't seem to need to assign yourself full permissions after taking ownership does surprise me, I find that usually both steps are necessary. Anyway, now the OP has two ways of doing it.
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06 Oct 2011   #6

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Sorry Tanyam, had no intention of stepping on your toes. I did mention though that Unlocker doesn't always work (precisely because it too will eventually need permissions it doesn't have). But it is a quick, unobstrusive install and easy to use via an Explorer right-click. I see no harm in having it around anyway.
The fact that you don't seem to need to assign yourself full permissions after taking ownership does surprise me, I find that usually both steps are necessary. Anyway, now the OP has two ways of doing it.
It's all good. Didn't step on my toes.

I've played around with a few unlockers. None of them are particularly effective or reliable, especially with MKV files, which Windows 7 seems to dislike.

I don't know why I haven't had to assign additional rights to myself, just taking ownership has been enough. Anyway, yes, the OP has several ways to fix the problem.

Hope all goes well.
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06 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Thank you...

worked perfectly.

Thanks for your help

Simon
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