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Unread 18-08-2007, 05:32 AM   #1
ben
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can't delete folder - "access denied"

Hello,

I am trying to delete a folder and am getting an access denied message -
even when I boot up in safe mode. It says "Make sure the disk is not full or
write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

The directory actually is the Firefox directory under "Application Data". I
went so far as to uninstall Firefox but still cannot remove the directory. I
post here because I figure that removing a directory is an operating system
issue.

Thanks,Ben
 
Unread 18-08-2007, 05:32 AM   #2
nass
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RE: can't delete folder - "access denied"



"ben" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am trying to delete a folder and am getting an access denied message -
> even when I boot up in safe mode. It says "Make sure the disk is not full or
> write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."
>
> The directory actually is the Firefox directory under "Application Data". I
> went so far as to uninstall Firefox but still cannot remove the directory. I
> post here because I figure that removing a directory is an operating system
> issue.
>
> Thanks,Ben


Hi Ben,
You fallen for the Fox tricks LOL.
Either take the ownership for the Fox file/folder or download this tool:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

You can delete using the AutoRuns for Windows v8.72
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../Autoruns.mspx
Also this tool is great :
http://www.ccleaner.com
HTH.
nass
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Unread 18-08-2007, 05:32 AM   #3
Patti MacLeod
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RE: can't delete folder - "access denied"

Hi ben,

Take ownership of the folder before attempting to delete it:

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b/308421/en-us



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User


"ben" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am trying to delete a folder and am getting an access denied message -
> even when I boot up in safe mode. It says "Make sure the disk is not full or
> write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."
>
> The directory actually is the Firefox directory under "Application Data". I
> went so far as to uninstall Firefox but still cannot remove the directory. I
> post here because I figure that removing a directory is an operating system
> issue.
>
> Thanks,Ben
>

 
Unread 23-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #4
ben
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Re: can't delete folder - "access denied"

I installed a free program called "Unlocker" in the end. You right click
anything you want unlocked and it shows you all processes that have a
connection to that folder or file and you have the option to click "unlock".

The Firefox folder was being locked by a process called guard.exe belonging
to AVG antivirus. I unlocked the folder and removed it without problems.
 
Unread 23-08-2007, 05:13 AM   #5
Gem
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Re: can't delete folder - "access denied"

> I installed a free program called "Unlocker" in the end. You right click
> anything you want unlocked and it shows you all processes that have a
> connection to that folder or file and you have the option to click "unlock".
>
> The Firefox folder was being locked by a process called guard.exe belonging
> to AVG antivirus. I unlocked the folder and removed it without problems.


I have found there have been a few unlocker can't do and then I started
using WhoLockMe
also an exc program

and
DeleteDoctor.


both freeware


 
 

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