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Windows 7: Folder and its files can't be deleted.

28 Jun 2009   #11
DJG

 

After taking ownership did you check to see if you have full control and applies to folder, subfolders and files?.


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28 Jun 2009   #12
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

This is worth a shot, this helped me before:

UNLOCKER 1.8.7 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB
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28 Jun 2009   #13
Sonyack

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

BINGO!!! Unlocker did it! Thanks everyone for your ready replies, and to andythecurefan.
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28 Jun 2009   #14
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andythecurefan View Post
This is worth a shot, this helped me before:

UNLOCKER 1.8.7 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB
+1

Forgot all about unlocker! Good to know it works in Win7. I couldn't get it to work under Vista though.
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28 Jun 2009   #15
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
unlocker

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mongo View Post
+1

Forgot all about unlocker! Good to know it works in Win7. I couldn't get it to work under Vista though.
If you had to run it in compat mode.

Unlocker is great

also +1

Ken
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28 Jun 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I've been a long time user of Unlocker and have even tried using that on my files. In my case, it says that no locking handle is found...meaning the files aren't locked to begin with.

But glad the OP got his sorted.

Edit: Oh wow. Instead of unlocking the files, I just tried using Unlocker to straight delete and it worked! Thanks for bringing my attention to this program. Good stuff.
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28 Jun 2009   #17
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
file deletion

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I've been a long time user of Unlocker and have even tried using that on my files. In my case, it says that no locking handle is found...meaning the files aren't locked to begin with.

But glad the OP got his sorted.

Edit: Oh wow. Instead of unlocking the files, I just tried using Unlocker to straight delete and it worked! Thanks for bringing my attention to this program. Good stuff.
Are there any properties on the files or does it error out?

Ken
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29 Jun 2009   #18
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Well, the files are deleted now but in explorer they showed 1 kb and 2kb. When you right click them though, in properties they would say 0 kb and like I posted, no security permissions at all. Like a corrupted rogue file I guess.

I also used this on a flash program file which was the only one left, previously unable to be deleted, in the system32 folder of a previous OS install.

My HDD is clean now of these files.

Anyhow, +1 to Andy.
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