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Windows 7: Problems removing folder

19 Feb 2010   #11
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you don't have the proper rights (or permissions) for a file or folder, you can't delete it. If you didn't create the file, you might not be able to delete it, even if it is stored in the Public folder. If that's the case, you need to ask the owner of the file to delete it.

Also, you can't delete a file (or the folder that contains it) if the file is currently open in a program. Make sure that the file isn't open in any program, and then try to delete the file or folder again.

To learn more about permissions: What are permissions?

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach


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19 Feb 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
so is this a tutorial or do you have a problem?
brady, you lost me. ???
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19 Feb 2010   #13
brady

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
so is this a tutorial or do you have a problem?
brady, you lost me. ???
was a mis'quote in a wrong thread, I sincerely apologize.
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19 Feb 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
so is this a tutorial or do you have a problem?
brady, you lost me. ???
was a mis'quote in a wrong thread, I sincerely apologize.
No problem - has happened to me too. LOL
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19 Feb 2010   #15
sc00zy

 

It's from the messenger called Pidgin. There at least three folders I can't delete or alter. For example:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\sasl2
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\plugins\perl\auto\Pidgin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\plugins\perl\auto\Purple

If I look at the owner tab under the folder properties, it says it can't find the current owner.
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19 Feb 2010   #16
brady

 

What are the security settings for the "Pidgin" parent folder?
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19 Feb 2010   #17
sc00zy

 

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What are the security settings for the "Pidgin" parent folder?
I made two screendumps for you. They are in Dutch...


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19 Feb 2010   #18
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

I guess Enabling the Build-in administrator and deleting those under that Account might work.

Good Luck,
Captain
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19 Feb 2010   #19
madtownidiot

 

You probably won't be able to delete the folder if the application it pertains to has any processes or services running. Try deleting it from safe mode
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19 Feb 2010   #20
brady

 

There are greyed out special permissions for "Maker EIGENAAR", these are either inherited from another parent folder or they are set by a higher authority on the folder. Do you have permission to "Add" another user or group? or is that option greyed out too? If you can, please select "add" type in "everyone" click "check names"... they should then underline. After you add them, in the check box select "full control". you can manually set the folder to stop inheriting from it's parent, i highly suggest removing the inherited permissions. You must make sure the software is not running when making these changes. DOUBLE CHECK to make sure there is no service or process associated to this program while making these changes.
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