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Problum Removeing Folder

BenG
Grafter
Posts: 202
Registered: 22-08-2007

Problum Removeing Folder

hi, can anyone help me trying to delete a folder, I noticed on one of my slave drives that I have a folder called compilers. That i know is empty, the problum is when I try to remove it I Just get this error message.
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Error Deleting File or Folder
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Cannot delete Compilers: Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use.
All the rest of the folders I can delete, it just that folder. I do not know if this may also help. but the other night I had to restart my system and it came up with a scan disk saying it had to fix errors, after this I noticed that the Compilers folder will not remove. Even when I click on it to open it says "Access is denied.", I am also using Windows XP Home.
if anyone can help, this be very helpfull.
4 REPLIES
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Problum Removeing Folder

Here are a few things to try.
1. Make sure you are logged on with administrator priviledges, then try deleting.
2. Right click on the file, click Properties, then Security, then set the permission for Everyone to Full Control, then try deleting.
3. Boot into Safe Mode, then try deleting from there.
BenG
Grafter
Posts: 202
Registered: 22-08-2007

Re: Problum Removeing Folder

hi, Denzil
Thanks for your reply, I go and have a go now and let ya know if it works.
BenG
Grafter
Posts: 202
Registered: 22-08-2007

Re: Problum Removeing Folder

Yes it's gone Thank you so much Denzil for your help. it was driveing me crazy wondering why it not remove.
Agian thanks. Wink
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Problum Removeing Folder

Happy to help.