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Windows 7: Renaming Software Distribution Folder - Access Denied

2 Weeks Ago   #1
OlJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 
Renaming Software Distribution Folder - Access Denied

In following MS Update Troubleshooter steps, it suggests renaming the Software Distribution Backup Folder.
From an elevated command prompts, I type in the command, and I get an "Access is Denied" response.
I am logged in as Admin. Any idea why this is happening? I can successfully execute other commands.
Thanks, -Jim.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi OlJim,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OlJim View Post
In following MS Update Troubleshooter steps, it suggests renaming the Software Distribution Backup Folder.
From an elevated command prompts, I type in the command, and I get an "Access is Denied" response.
I am logged in as Admin. Any idea why this is happening? I can successfully execute other commands.
What command are you typing in?
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The folder is owned by system which is above admin it will also be locked if windows update is running you have to stop the service before you can do anything
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1 Week Ago   #4
OlJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Thank you, Paul and Samuria.
It was a simple DOS command to rename the folder as a backup file, (same name, but add a '.bak' extension).
I followed Samuria's advice, killed the Update attempt that was running in the background, and that fixed the issue.
You guys ROCK! (Ever Grateful).
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