no reply... When one of these options is executed on the file (or the folder the file resides in), Windows Explorer just hangs until the window is killed or until it crashes. BAM! Access rights aguggis wrote an excellent comment, outlining the following procedure for the common case that you do not have sufficient access rights to delete a folder or file. http://tcsmacs.net/i-cannot/i-cannot-delete-browsing-history-in-explorer-7-with-vista.php
Use unlock utility If you cannot delete a file or folder because it is in use, you can use one of the mostly free utilities, such as Unlocker. Login to post comments nothing worked so i set up new profile Mon, 2010-02-15 22:42 by bedboundmonkey I put the folder containing the file into the shared documents folder, set up Unlocker v1.8.5 doesn't indicate any handles on them either. #1 BehindEnemyLines, Dec 30, 2007 mechBgon Super Moderator
Elite Member Joined: Oct 31, 1999 Messages: 30,699 Likes Received: 0 Could you try Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top SarahJames Posts: 6581 This post has been reported. http://www.vistax64.com/vista-file-management/137566-cannot-delete-file-vista.html
Since Unlocker is a well-known program that can be downloaded from that page, the author would have to be crazy to let any virus ride piggyback on his good software. Let us assume that you have a folder structure like this: x\x\x\x\x\… Then the following batch file, sitting next to the topmost x folder, will remove all folders. This can be caused by a number of factors, including file or folder restrictions, system incompatibility, a computer virus, or third-party access to the file on a shared computer. If the program starts automatically, check the article Autorun causes on how to remove the start command.
You can consider this a warning. #9 bsobel, Dec 31, 2007 bsobel Moderator Emeritus
Elite Member Joined: Dec 9, 2001 Messages: 13,350 Likes Received: 0 Originally posted by: BehindEnemyLines I sometimes Rating is available when the video has been rented. CHKDSK forced my drive to dismount. Right click on the problem folder --> Properties. 2.
If you have CCleaner. This method worked for both, after all the above failed. If the folder name contains one or more spaces, enclose it in quotes. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-files/unable-to-delete-mp4-in-windows-vista-even-after/80e51c0e-bc1f-4a93-b3dc-f4c3ae0618bf Can we take ownership of files that are currently "in used" or "locked"?
Delete the files or folders there. Now you can delete, move, or do whatever you please with no permissions, or ownership issues. The Problem The problem seems to be due to thumbnails believe it or not (I didn't at first). Where before I was unable to even browse the subfolders I can now browse them.
where the hell are you seeing these options? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/241460-44-problem-vista-file-delete-move If you closed the command line window, you can still restart explorer by opening the Task Manager by holding down the Ctrl and Shift keys and briefly pressing the Esc key. Nothing works. You could try and delete the file through safe mode - Just tap F8 during boot up and see if this helps.
that worked for me Login to post comments You cannot delete a file or a folder Sun, 2009-12-27 20:15 by Burn1 This worked for me Map a drive to a folder his comment is here access denied ..etc I AM logged into an admin account, so i should be able to delete these stupid folders. Compatible operating systems include Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP (32 and 64-bit), and Microsoft Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit). When you try and delete it, what error(s) do you get?
Reports: · Posted 8 years ago Top SarahJames Posts: 6581 This post has been reported. This will open the "Indexing Options" dialog. That usually indicates something has the file open without sharing read prvs to it. http://tcsmacs.net/i-cannot/i-cannot-stop-watching-this-crying-video.php chkdsk /f (showed no bad sectors) 2.
which is great implying that explorer.exe no longer has handles on the three files. Anyway, hope that works better. #4 mechBgon, Dec 30, 2007 BehindEnemyLines Senior member Joined: Jul 24, 2000 Messages: 979 Likes Received: 0 I ran takeown /f G:\ /r /d y FreeCompConsultant 21,375 views 2:28 How To Delete Files That Won't Delete - Duration: 1:41.
ok. I have tried that also.. Any idea on how I can delete these files without restarting to Safe Mode? New Posts Dishonored 2 GPU Benchmarks (GameGPU) Latest: kondziowy, Nov 9, 2016 at 6:36 PM Video Cards and Graphics Why not award the presidency to the popular vote winner?
Login to post comments Nothing worked but there is a very easy way! After months of frustration and searching the web for a solution to the problem, I've finally found it! Since you cannot move a folder next to a folder of the same name, you first have to rename the top-level folder to just any other name. http://tcsmacs.net/i-cannot/i-cannot-find-wgatray-exe-for-vista.php You may have to move other files out first, but then you have to reboot to release the problem file.
He also tryed taking the slave drive out, and putting it in a caddie, to try delete the folders on 3 different pcs, with 3 different operation systems... 98, 2000, vista Took ownership of G:\ (the entire partition). 3. Regular Windows delete 3. Login to post comments Good idea Sun, 2009-12-27 22:10 by admin Thanks for this good solution for the long-path problem.
No matter what I try, it won't delete. Any clues? Are you using some future version of windows as an example here??? Judge laments broken air-conditioning system at Supreme Court - Jamaica Gleaner Windows 10 build 14959 issues: installation fails, Wi-Fi problems ... - Windows Report How to find a digital movie rental
Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Forums > Software > Operating Systems Among the other folders the F:\ Partition has a folder with two subfolders: 4fbbc9a731b8358b44f945be7229ef02 -> amd64 -> i386 There owners are: "S-1-5-21-1606980848-1935655697-839522115-1003" The properties of "4fbbc9a731b8358b44f945be7229ef02" show: 0 files, 2 folders, Once in the right folder type "del xxx*.* /f /ash" where xxx is the first characters of the file name sufficient to be unique compared with anything in the same folder