Cannot Delete Folder

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by JerryM, Aug 16, 2011.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I have a folder on my desktop that is a tax folder. I want to delete it, but get the reply that I need permission from myself to delete it.
    How do I give myself permission to delete the foldero_O?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Try using DOS to delete the folder
    Open a Command prompt (Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt) <-- Right click and run as administrator
    type cd Desktop, press enter
    type Del "foldername" , press enter
     
  4. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot. I did not know how to take command or run as administrator.
    However, I had an external hard drive for back up and a Flash Drive both connected. Each had the folder on it.
    I shut down the PC, removed the external back up devices, restarted and was able to delete the folder. I don' understand it, but it worked.

    I am going to copy your posts for future reference.
    Many thanks to both.
    Jerry
     
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