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Deleting folders

Discussion in 'Support' started by CWBillow, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. CWBillow

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    I have a second external hard drive that I use for transferring / storing etc.

    I backed up my laptop (via USB) to this folder. I don't need any of the contents any longer, but it won't let me delete it.

    I tried taking ownership, running in safe mode...nada.

    It tells me I need permission from CWBillow -- myself! -- to perform that task.

    I'm running under Vista Ultimate.

    Is there any way to bypass all this foo-foo and delete this folder?

    Regards,
    Chuck Billow
     
  2. drrob106

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    I don't know why this happens, but try logging in as an administrator
    and deleting then.

    Or boot w/ a linux live CD that supports ntfs. I know this is an
    extreme solution for those who do not know how to do it.

    Good Luck

    On Sun, 2009-02-22 at 13:00 -0600, CWBillow wrote:

     
  3. CWBillow

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    Now THERE'S an idea! 'Cause I tried being Admin, and that didn't work.

    Thanks,
    Chuck

     
  4. vefatica

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    On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:16:02 -0600, CWBillow <> wrote:


    Did you try, as admin, Folder ... Properties ... Security? Give yourself
    (admin) full control and get rid of any denied rights.
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    - Vince
     
  5. Jim Cook

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    If you turn off "simple file sharing" and then in security, add
    yourself or guest as a user with full rights, sometimes that helps as
    well. I did that for the "system volume information" folder to see
    what was inside.

    On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM, vefatica <> wrote:



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