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Windows 7: I can't delete a folder that's been made from a deleted account :(

14 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
I can't delete a folder that's been made from a deleted account :(


I tried deleting these account folders, but to no avail.

I kept the documents in my previous accounts before deleting them. It has no use now. Other documents were easily deleted, except for that GOOGLE DRIVE folder.

Whenever I try, this always happens:

I am using the administrator's account, but I still get the message all over again!

I tried deleting the subfolders of GOOGLE DRIVE, but:


I also used this method but look:

"Access is denied."

Sometimes, I also get these messages:

I guess that "S-1-5.." is the deleted account.

I have no idea what to do now.
Help me please?
Thank you for those who will!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

try these steps.

1.Right-click on folder -> Properties->Security Tab
2.Click on Advanced button
3. Owner tab
Edit.. button
4. select Administrators in 'Change owner to', check 'replace owner on subcontainers and objects'..this might take a while
5. Open cmd.exe as administrator
6. type 'cacls l:\messedUpFolder /T /e /g Administrators:f' ...this might take a while
7. rmdir /S l:\messedUpFolder


You can follow this tutorial. Take Ownership Shortcut
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I followed your steps and it worked! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Nice to know I was able to help. Congrats!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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