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Old 11-22-2006, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm sure this is asked all the time, and I've tried several methods, but I absolutely cannot delete a file.

This is on my work computer. I had a spreadsheet that I put into a shared folder to give others on the network access to. I've since shared the info a different way and I want to get rid of the file and folder.

I've removed the share from the folder and got an "access denied" message when I tried to delete the file or folder.

Tried from safe mode and got the same error. I've tried from the command prompt and get the same error and I've tried using the program "move on boot" and it gives an access denied error.

What do I need to do to get rid of this file?

It's on a 2ndary partition of my primary drive.

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Old 11-22-2006, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It "May" work.

Or a linux live Cd.

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Old 11-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Has someone else taken ownership of the folder?
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Has someone else taken ownership of the folder?
I don't think so....unless someone did it on accident. Nobody else at my office would have a clue.

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Didn't think of that. I do have a Knoppix CD so I'll try that on Monday.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Getting more and more puzzling.

I can't even delete or change this file/folder through Knoppix. Says "cannot delete file xxxxxx"
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you could do it manually.
regedit and remove anything that has to do with that file/folder (use the find option... really easy)
then after you can't find anymore references... try delete again.

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