Can't delete a folder...

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  1. Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #1

    Can't delete a folder...


    Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to delete a directory/folder off of my C drive, and every time I try, I get this error:

    You need permission to perform this action.

    You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this folder.
    I am the administrator.

    I don't know why this is happening or what to do about it. Anyone have any idea?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #2

    Go to properties to be sure you have all the necessary permissions.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html
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  3. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #3

    Take ownership of the folders, then you should be able to delete them... Take Ownership Shortcut
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  4. Posts : 13,354
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #4

    See this post. It has always worked for the people who try it: Folder won't Delete - ARGH
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  5. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #5

    Jonathan_King said:
    See this post. It has always worked for the people who try it: Folder won't Delete - ARGH
    What great information. I think everyone should give rep if they get an answer to a question or learn from an answer to another's question. So Jon here is your rep.
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  6. Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       #6

    richc46 said:
    Go to properties to be sure you have all the necessary permissions.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html
    Didn't work...

    "You do not permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."
    Tews said:
    Take ownership of the folders, then you should be able to delete them... Take Ownership Shortcut
    I installed this, took ownership of the directory, and yet I still could not delete it.

    Jonathan_King said:
    See this post. It has always worked for the people who try it: Folder won't Delete - ARGH
    When I try to use rmdir in command prompt I get...

    Access is denied.
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  7. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #7

    Cannot delete file or folder | Windows Problem Solver

    Wow, you are making us work this morning. Wish you well
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  8. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #8

    Have you tried booting into safe mode first?
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  9. Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter
       #9

    richc46 said:
    Cannot delete file or folder | Windows Problem Solver

    Wow, you are making us work this morning. Wish you well
    Oddly enough, the first step in your link (Reboot and try deletion again) worked!

    Thanks to all of you!
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  10. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #10

    That made my morning. Thanks for the kind words. Hope that you come back often, to use our knowledge or to share yours.
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