Login to post comments can't delete folders Wed, 2013-08-21 19:36 by sigrossman OK, so this worked for me and maybe will work for you in Windows 7. Select the Security Tab. (See below for Windows XP Home.) If necessary, click on Advanced, Owner, and take ownership. I was unable to access or delete a folder created by rsync on Windows XP, and none of the solutions proposed here worked. You have already done that." that got me thinking.
Like an mp3 file that is being played but you want to delete it. Thanks for the solution. It seems that it can have different names on different computers. I created a new folder in the root of my C: drive and copied the gobbledegook folder to my new folder lock, stock and barrel, and bingo, all of my locked http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-files/in-xp-cannot-delete-files-says-access-is-denied/2cacbe69-ef3b-411f-9fb5-6ebda36ae127
Events thank you thank you thank you.... 😉 Shriparna Hi, Thanks for the wonderful solution. Then throw them in the bin and delete them as normal. Then you can delete the problem file. 4. Since then I can access all the folders and files (as far as I can see) except for one, which of course is the most used and important.
Please note: we are assuming that the file is not crucial to the operation of Windows - deleting important system files can cause havoc. I then realised that I have 4 drives on the PC with Recycler folders on them and the files were repeated on all the drives. Am I missing something? Error Deleting File Or Folder Windows Xp A few notes: Instead of attrib *.* you can just use attrib alone.
Kill explorer.exe If this, on its own, is still not enough, then leave the command line window on the desktop, open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), and kill all Weird or what!!! –user137575 Jun 1 '12 at 17:35 add a comment| up vote 1 down vote Don't check to delete the file in Unlocker but check to move it on I pray that you'll all have seen/heard/found/learned something that might help. http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/cannot-delete-filename-access-is-denied I did this under Windows XP Install a recent Java JDK (http://java.sun,com) .
The error is a sporadic, but when it happens it prevents the contents of the recycle bin from being deleted. Windows Delete File Access Denied Administrator I spent three hours to realize my problem was related to ownership and not to process lock. Leave y in place. I have a problem like this, but at Windows 2003 where the server do not give me the ownership...
I have a Windows 7 Pro laptop. launch task manager > under processes, find explorer.exe > select it and hit end process .... Login to post comments Win7: Cannot delete folder Thu, 2010-09-23 19:26 by markusjota The only way that worked for me is this one: Go to the Start icon, write "User account This was the ONLY way to remove it. Rd /s /q Access Denied
You'll boot into a Windows like enviroment. How To Force Delete A Folder This was a quick solution to what I was trying to do... Please try the request again.
After disabling sharing, I had no access to the directory or any of the "non-existent files" inside. (Properties kept saying the directory was 0 bytes when there are many databases inside On further analysis, I figured out that it was the usual Windows philosophy of providing a random error when they did not know what the problem was and that the real This help me retrieve all my info off of disk. Download Unlocker However, this page suggests the same resolution in an XP system, but it doesn't use the boot disk.
Well and what to do if there is no Security tab in the preferences dialog of a particular folder? I decided that I should try and delete this directory, but none of the following worked: 1. There is a down-loadable 695 MB operating system.It enabled the deletion of folders, which previously could not be removed in the Windows operating system, WinXPPro. http://txtbl.com/access-denied/cannot-delete-files-windows-xp-access-denied.html The safest way is not to open Windows Explorer in the first place.
Did this work in your case? Via torrent sites, I downloaded an album tonight with a cross in the folder name: † For whatever reason, explorer would shut down whenever I tried to delete these folders or The simple file sharing already enable. Adrian Does this methord work if your recovering files from another machine that has died?
But the most convenient method is still a tool like Unlocker, which essentially does all this behind the scenes and without you having to worry about anything.