protected folder in 'All users'!



zorcos
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
I added another user to my users list and they had their own folders, inc one
called 'Luke' within which are 2 more folders, one of these has 2x pictures
within, and this folder was protected by that user. Then I decided to remove
that other user and delete all their folders. I then cleaned the computer.
However, there is still one of their folders showing in 'All Users', and it
seems it is protected! - I can not get rid of this folder, even though it
is'nt mine and the user is no longer on my computer! - How can I get rid of
this protected folder? - It will not delete nor can it be removed even by
Mcaffee shreder.... help please. Thanks.

Please reply direct to Zorcos.mail1@ntlworld.com

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
On Fri, 13 May 2005 05:10:01 -0700, zorcos wrote:

> I added another user to my users list and they had their own folders, inc one
> called 'Luke' within which are 2 more folders, one of these has 2x pictures
> within, and this folder was protected by that user. Then I decided to remove
> that other user and delete all their folders. I then cleaned the computer.
> However, there is still one of their folders showing in 'All Users', and it
> seems it is protected! - I can not get rid of this folder, even though it
> is'nt mine and the user is no longer on my computer! - How can I get rid of
> this protected folder? - It will not delete nor can it be removed even by
> Mcaffee shreder.... help please. Thanks.
>
> Please reply direct to Zorcos.mail1@ntlworld.com

While logged on with an account that belongs to the administrative group,
take ownership of the folder. If you still have trouble deleting after
this, try deleting the contents and then the folder.

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


protected folder in 'All users'!