Cannot delete folder or its contents



gleasonll
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
I am running WinXP SP2 and the Permissions on a folder have changed so that
only the System can exercise "Full Control". The owner or Administrator can
only "read" & "write". How do I get delete this folder and its contents?

Byte
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
You should be able to delete it in Safe Mode. If not, you can also navigate to
the file using the Command Prompt, and type del xxx.xxx (file name)>Enter.
"How to Boot in Safe Mode"
http://www.columbia.edu/acis/capture/safemode.html
If still nothing, go here:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421
Or........
"Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Delete a File
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=298345
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"gleasonll" wrote:

> I am running WinXP SP2 and the Permissions on a folder have changed so that
> only the System can exercise "Full Control". The owner or Administrator can
> only "read" & "write". How do I get delete this folder and its contents?
>

gleasonll
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
This morning I moved the folder to the "My Documents" folder. I then checked
the security tab and the box for "full control" was now available to
Administrator and to Owner. I checked it and was able to delete the folder.
When I posted the question, the "full control" box was greyed out and
couldn't be changed. Thanks much.

"Byte" wrote:

> You should be able to delete it in Safe Mode. If not, you can also navigate to
> the file using the Command Prompt, and type del xxx.xxx (file name)>Enter.
> "How to Boot in Safe Mode"
> http://www.columbia.edu/acis/capture/safemode.html
> If still nothing, go here:
> How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421
> Or........
> "Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Delete a File
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=298345
> --
> Some days you're the windshield,
> some days you're the bug.
>
>
> "gleasonll" wrote:
>
> > I am running WinXP SP2 and the Permissions on a folder have changed so that
> > only the System can exercise "Full Control". The owner or Administrator can
> > only "read" & "write". How do I get delete this folder and its contents?
> >


Cannot delete folder or its contents