Can't delete files



Macon
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Occasionally, my Dell 8200 Win XP-Pro SP2 with all current updates will enter
a state where Explorer will no longer be able to delete files or folders and
create files or folders. If I do the function from the command prompt it
works fine. When this happens I reboot and the problem is gone for some
period of time. I did some research on this and was told that it was because
I had too many files in my temp directory. I clean up my temp files
regularly so that can’t be the problem. Does anyone know what could be
causing this problem? It is happening more often and is most frustrating.
Thanks in advance for any help.
--
Macon
XP-Pro SP2
WMP10
Office XP

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
What is the exact error your recieve when trying to delete the file?

"Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Delete a File
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;298345

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Macon wrote:

> Occasionally, my Dell 8200 Win XP-Pro SP2 with all current updates will enter
> a state where Explorer will no longer be able to delete files or folders and
> create files or folders. If I do the function from the command prompt it
> works fine. When this happens I reboot and the problem is gone for some
> period of time. I did some research on this and was told that it was because
> I had too many files in my temp directory. I clean up my temp files
> regularly so that can’t be the problem. Does anyone know what could be
> causing this problem? It is happening more often and is most frustrating.
> Thanks in advance for any help.

Macon
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
There is no error message produced. Explorer locks up and eventually becomes
'not responding' and has to be canceled. The delete/rename/etc always works
under the dos prompt.

Thanks
Macon

"S.Sengupta" wrote:

> What is the exact error your recieve when trying to delete the file?
>
> "Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Delete a File
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;298345
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
> Macon wrote:
>
> > Occasionally, my Dell 8200 Win XP-Pro SP2 with all current updates will enter
> > a state where Explorer will no longer be able to delete files or folders and
> > create files or folders. If I do the function from the command prompt it
> > works fine. When this happens I reboot and the problem is gone for some
> > period of time. I did some research on this and was told that it was because
> > I had too many files in my temp directory. I clean up my temp files
> > regularly so that can’t be the problem. Does anyone know what could be
> > causing this problem? It is happening more often and is most frustrating.
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
Macon wrote:

> There is no error message produced. Explorer locks up and eventually
> becomes
> 'not responding' and has to be canceled. The delete/rename/etc always
> works under the dos prompt.
>
> Thanks
> Macon
>
> "S.Sengupta" wrote:
>
>> What is the exact error your recieve when trying to delete the file?
>>
>> "Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Delete a File
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;298345
>>
>> regards,
>> ssg MS-MVP
>>
>> Macon wrote:
>>
>> > Occasionally, my Dell 8200 Win XP-Pro SP2 with all current updates
>> > will enter a state where Explorer will no longer be able to delete
>> > files or folders and
>> > create files or folders. If I do the function from the command
>> > prompt it
>> > works fine. When this happens I reboot and the problem is gone for
>> > some
>> > period of time. I did some research on this and was told that it
>> > was because
>> > I had too many files in my temp directory. I clean up my temp
>> > files
>> > regularly so that can’t be the problem. Does anyone know what
>> > could be
>> > causing this problem? It is happening more often and is most
>> > frustrating. Thanks in advance for any help.
>>

How are you doing the delete? With a right-click? Perhaps there is a
context menu entry that is causing some problems. Use the free
ShellExView to determine if that is the case:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

Disable all non-MS entries and then test by enabling them one at a time.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


Can't delete files