> > In XP, I am trying to delete some new folders that have
> > nothing in them. It's not letting me.
> > I'm guessing that  it was originally setup to deny
> > deleting folders, but I need to. I'll need to learn how
> > to delete them and then re-apply the original settings.
>
> Use "Process Explorer" to close the folder's handle, then
> delete the  folder in Windows Explorer.
>
> http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html
>
>
> Instead, you could:
> - start cmd.exe (start > run)
> - kill explorer.exe (ctl-alt-del > processes)
> - delete the folder in cmd.exe (rd <FolderName>)
> - restart explorer.exe (ctl-alt-del > file > new task)
>

I tried both methods and am getting an Access Denied
message.

Is there a way here.

Thanks.
Posted on 2005-09-12 12:27:43 by skywalker
some other process is using them ?
Posted on 2005-09-12 13:02:26 by Qages

some other process is using them ?


I don't know, how would I find out.
Posted on 2005-09-12 14:00:07 by skywalker
Google for "wholockme".

Which folders are you trying to delete? If they're under \windows or \Program Files, you can't (well, without jumping through some hoops). Also remember that NT (XP is NT 5.1) has this whole concept of users and security, and that even administrator accounts are limited in what they can do.
Posted on 2005-09-12 14:29:03 by f0dder

Google for "wholockme".

Which folders are you trying to delete? If they're under \windows or \Program Files, you can't (well, without jumping through some hoops).
Also remember that NT (XP is NT 5.1) has this whole concept of users and security, and that even administrator accounts are limited in what they can do.


I know way better than to delete system files etc.

wholockme doesn't appear to work with folders.

Posted on 2005-09-12 18:58:44 by skywalker
Please give complete path to folder you want to delete.

There are hidden files all over XP.  Knowing which one, will help us to recommend a solution.

Regards,  P1  8)
Posted on 2005-09-13 12:51:54 by Pone

Please give complete path to folder you want to delete.

There are hidden files all over XP.  Knowing which one, will help us to recommend a solution.

Regards,  P1  8)


Here ya go.
M:\Certificates of Analysis\Products\Current Year\New Folder
M:\Certificates of Analysis\Products\Current Year\New Folder (2)

Thanks.
Posted on 2005-09-14 11:36:11 by skywalker

M:\Certificates of Analysis\Products\Current Year\New Folder
M:\Certificates of Analysis\Products\Current Year\New Folder (2)
M: Drive is local or Network?
If Network, Right Click folder, click Properties, then on the Security Tab and examine to see if you have the rights to delete the folder. 

On our network, I don't let users delete folders.  I stopped it after the tenth time, I got blamed for their disappearing.  Even though, I could restore them from backup tape for their use again.  Most likely, another user cleaned up files that a different user was still using.

Regards,  P1  8)
Posted on 2005-09-14 12:38:00 by Pone
I face the same problem too of being able to delete some folders.
Posted on 2005-09-14 13:02:34 by roticv


M:\Certificates of Analysis\Products\Current Year\New Folder
M:\Certificates of Analysis\Products\Current Year\New Folder (2)
M: Drive is local or Network?
If Network, Right Click folder, click Properties, then on the Security Tab and examine to see if you have the rights to delete the folder. 

On our network, I don't let users delete folders.  I stopped it after the tenth time, I got blamed for their disappearing.  Even though, I could restore them from backup tape for their use again.  Most likely, another user cleaned up files that a different user was still using.

It has allowed checked off for every box except special permissions.
Posted on 2005-09-14 16:25:57 by skywalker
on xp home sp1, i used to get that alot, not on my xp pro corp xp2
but the solution i was informed about, was to go into safe mode, do what was above about security tab, but when in there
give yourself permission to remove the files.
i don't know if that still works.
but hey passing information.
Posted on 2005-09-15 00:20:14 by Damnation
If you have full control checked ( Top Line in permissions ), then you have everything you need to delete the folder.  Are you sure, you have view hidden & system files on ( or hide checked off, in this case. ) and the folder is empty?

You must not be logged into the Domain and you are just a guest.

- or -

You are not aware of which account you are using to access the network, and it still does not have rights to delete.

Either way, you need to find out who is the Network Administrator and discuss this problem with him.

We ran into the XP Home version issue a long time ago and we only get XP Pro for the Network workstations.

Regards,  P1  8)
Posted on 2005-09-15 09:38:50 by Pone
Either way, you need to find out who is the Network Administrator and discuss this problem with him.

We ran into the XP Home version issue a long time ago and we only get XP Pro for the Network workstations.

Regards,  P1  8)


I found out that my VP and Prez had the admin rights and they deleted the folders for me.

Posted on 2005-09-21 11:53:52 by skywalker