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Windows 7: Window backup creates a folder that I cannot delete

15 Sep 2013   #1
blockie

 
Window backup creates a folder that I cannot delete

I ran windows backup to create an image. The program created a folder on my external drive (William-PC) that I cannot delete. Tried regular delete, didn't work. Tried "Take Ownership", didn't work. Went to the command window started with administrator and tried RD, didn't work. Went to the built in administrator and tried RD, didn't work. Changed permissions to everyone, full priveledges, didn't work. I always get "access denied"
What must I do? Incidentally the folder is empty.
The reason I want to get rid of that folder is that I have decided to use Macrium.
Bill


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15 Sep 2013   #2
derekimo

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Just a possible solution since you've decided to use Macrium, see if resetting windows backup to default helps,

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration
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17 Sep 2013   #3
blockie

 

Thank dereckimo.
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17 Sep 2013   #4
derekimo

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You're welcome blockie. :)
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