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Old 11-04-2006, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cannot Delete Folder: Access Denied.

So im here trying to clean my computer i found a backup folder i requested when i did a system recovery i try to deleted but it says cannot delete Folder: Access Denied.

What do i do ?

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Old 11-04-2006, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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can you delete it from safe mode? you may need to take ownership of the folder again, then delete.

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Old 11-04-2006, 11:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind of backup folder is it? Are you sure you want to delete it?
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try rebooting then deleting may be in use
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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its likley locked by the system accessing it, restart as suggested, if that doesn't work use a security app that offers the ability to "delete on reboot" e.g. hijackthis
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