Cannot delete folders



Skiddy
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
I have a couple of empty folders that I created a while back that I want to
delete to clear up more drive space only it will not let me do it. The
attributes are set to read only and whenever I change this the system sets
them back to read only again and still will not allow me to delete them. As
far as I can tell I an not running any programs that are using these
folders. Can someone tell me what to change to get rid of these folders or
what may be the cause of this problem?

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Skiddy wrote:

> I have a couple of empty folders that I created a while back that I
> want to
> delete to clear up more drive space only it will not let me do it.
> The attributes are set to read only and whenever I change this the
> system sets them back to read only again and still will not allow me
> to delete them. As far as I can tell I an not running any programs
> that are using these folders. Can someone tell me what to change to
> get rid of these folders or what may be the cause of this problem?

The "Read Only" attribute on folders is meaningless. However, you should
check the ownership. Have you tried deleting the folders in Safe Mode?
If not, try that.

Malke
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"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Skiddy
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
That worked....Thanks for your help
"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
news:OlzR1lFaFHA.2884@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Skiddy wrote:
>
>> I have a couple of empty folders that I created a while back that I
>> want to
>> delete to clear up more drive space only it will not let me do it.
>> The attributes are set to read only and whenever I change this the
>> system sets them back to read only again and still will not allow me
>> to delete them. As far as I can tell I an not running any programs
>> that are using these folders. Can someone tell me what to change to
>> get rid of these folders or what may be the cause of this problem?
>
> The "Read Only" attribute on folders is meaningless. However, you should
> check the ownership. Have you tried deleting the folders in Safe Mode?
> If not, try that.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
Skiddy wrote:

> That worked....Thanks for your help
> "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
> news:OlzR1lFaFHA.2884@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Skiddy wrote:
>>
>>> I have a couple of empty folders that I created a while back that I
>>> want to
>>> delete to clear up more drive space only it will not let me do it.
>>> The attributes are set to read only and whenever I change this the
>>> system sets them back to read only again and still will not allow me
>>> to delete them. As far as I can tell I an not running any programs
>>> that are using these folders. Can someone tell me what to change to
>>> get rid of these folders or what may be the cause of this problem?
>>
>> The "Read Only" attribute on folders is meaningless. However, you
>> should check the ownership. Have you tried deleting the folders in
>> Safe Mode? If not, try that.

Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

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


Cannot delete folders