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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't let me delete a folder?

23 Apr 2010   #1
kyle2516

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 won't let me delete a folder?

For some reason, Windows 7 won't let me delete my Windows Media Player folder. Each time I try to delete the folder, a message comes up that says "You need permission to perform this action from [insert my user name for my Sony Vaio] to make changes to this folder. When i click "try again" it still pops up. It doesn't ask for a password or anything.

I went under properties and hit the security and clicked edit to change the permissions. I then un-clicked all the rights i had before under my user name, which deleted the user name from the security window. That still didn't work.

What am I doing wrong? I took ownership of the file before I intended on deleting it, and I think that is what has caused all these problems. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!


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23 Apr 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi there,

Let me know if this helps: Take and Grant Full Control Permissions and Ownership in Windows 7 or Vista Right Click Menu My Digital Life

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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09 Mar 2012   #3
Boonciaver

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi there,

Let me know if this helps: Take and Grant Full Control Permissions and Ownership in Windows 7 or Vista Right Click Menu My Digital Life

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
This program does work but if I ever wanted to completely uninstall the program for whatever reason off of my computer in the future how would I do so?
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09 Mar 2012   #4
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

You can use Windows uninstaller (Control Panel/Programs & Features, r click on the program you wish to uninstall), or you can use Revo uninstaller (Freeware), which will remove all files and registry entries. Be sure to read the documentation carefully as you can easily hose your system. It never hurts to back up your registry just in case.

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Revo Uninstaller Pro - How To
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10 Mar 2012   #5
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Try to delete it with a tiny little free program named Unlocker (Download Unlocker 1.9.1 Free - Get rid of error message like Error deleting file or folder, cannot delete folder: it's being used by another person or program - Softpedia). If it is not able to delete it in the Windows 7 environment then it would tell you to delete at the next boot.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyle2516 View Post
For some reason, Windows 7 won't let me delete my Windows Media Player folder. Each time I try to delete the folder, a message comes up that says "You need permission to perform this action from [insert my user name for my Sony Vaio] to make changes to this folder. When i click "try again" it still pops up. It doesn't ask for a password or anything.

I went under properties and hit the security and clicked edit to change the permissions. I then un-clicked all the rights i had before under my user name, which deleted the user name from the security window. That still didn't work.

What am I doing wrong? I took ownership of the file before I intended on deleting it, and I think that is what has caused all these problems. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2012   #6
w1dpc

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 

unlocker is so powerful it will delete the running windows folder. i had an issue with XP a few years ago. wouldn't let me do anything. unlocker deleted the whole folder and i was then able to reformat my drive and install XP again
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