It had been so long since I'd seen the Security tab in WinXP Home that I forgot how to get to it. This suggests that not only MS but other commercial utilities within Windows fail to insulate themselves from external interference. 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. H E L P 2 months ago, i put a new hd into my pc...
In Windows Explorer, switch to View-Details and then select View-Choose Details. It had been so long since I'd seen the Security tab in WinXP Home that I forgot how to get to it. Once the file is located, right-click on it and choose properties and remove(uncheck) all the attributes of the file or folder. 3 Make a note of the file location. 4Keep on believing in simplicity!
I have tried many things suggested on various web pages all to no avail. Login to post comments Thank you very much for your post Sat, 2009-10-10 15:36 by anonymous Hello, I faced this situation when using a weblogic library called from ant script, the RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Windows XP (Solved) - Cannot delete filename: Access is denied. (5 Error Deleting File Or Folder Windows Xp share|improve this answer answered Aug 2 '14 at 13:48 Lars Meidell 1 I think you could more clearly indicate why your solution is superior to those already show above.
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Deon Thanks very much! Rd /s /q Access Denied Write an Article 164 How to Delete Undeletable Files in Windows Printer Friendly Version Many times when trying to remove an unwanted program, especially a piece of adware or spyware, you Login to post comments Nothing worked but there is a very easy way! SpyBot Search&Destroy also has a nifty little shredder thingy that will take care of stubborn stuff too.
It should also work. Still getting the same message: "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." Anyway, to cut a long story short... Cannot Delete File Access Denied Xp Though I moved 4 files they all had the same name and only 1 was in the new folder! How To Delete Access Denied Folder Using Cmd It would be easier, had they been copied, rather than moved, but it's still possible to give yourself access rights.
share|improve this answer edited Oct 13 '12 at 8:52 slhck 126k38321366 answered Oct 13 '12 at 8:22 exes 211 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote I found this answer it will take a while. then try to format it. >>>>PRO TIP. I had to start the computer in safe mode. From there, I managed to rd the folder itself from my desktop. Make Sure The Disk Is Not Full Or Write-protected And That The File Is Not Currently In Use
I decided that I should try and delete this directory, but none of the following worked: 1. Type in the name of the batch file. You could also call this an endless folder chain, where each folder contains another one, seemingly ad infinitum, were it not for the path length limit. Thank you so much!
Yes No Can you tell us more? Cannot Copy Access Is Denied Make Sure The Disk Is Not Full Or Write Protected This one certainly saved my day. The final command should look as follows: C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\My Documents>del unwantedfile.exe 13 Delete a folder.
Login to post comments Glad it helped Thu, 2008-05-01 10:16 by admin Isn't it strange that the operating system refuses to obey its master's command? 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 CLOYD SHIFFER This information is great. Windows Delete File Access Denied Administrator Problem solved (in my case, hope it work in yours).
thanks a lot .... You may also receive one of the following messages.Cannot delete file: Access is deniedThere has been a sharing violation.The source or destination file may be in use.The file is in use they are regular folders thanx tom Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top LH Posts: 20002 This post has been reported. Solved in 2 minutes what I have been trying to figure out for 2 hours!
This tool provides a number of different functions and attempting to do something by using the wrong function...will definitely result in the unexpected/unwanted.Earlier versions of this tool are available at various This was a life saver. Login to post comments Yes, Sun, 2009-05-10 05:42 by admin another operating system sometimes comes handy. Use the command 'erase *.jpg' (if it's a JPG), which basically erases all JPG files in the folder that you're currently in You can also use 'erase *.*' and than answer
Rjones Thank you very much. Like an mp3 file that is being played but you want to delete it. I pray that you'll all have seen/heard/found/learned something that might help. You've save me a lot of time. 5* luke No go!
Boyd Sarah Riblon This was excellent information. Thanks SOOOO much for this! You might need to do it in safe mode... "The nine most feared words in the english language, 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help'..."Ronald Reagan Back to top They would probably say that it is impossible to create a file with a colon in its name with Windows itself, so it's not their problem.
This will be in your command prompt. 10 Execute your command.