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Sandy Wood
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Since: Dec 21, 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied
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I downloaded some app software to my Vista Desktop and after copying it to
our network app location I tried to delete the folder. I received an error

Destination Folder Access Denied - You need to confirm this operation.

I've clicked Continue but the prompt keeps returning.

The work-around I've found is to open the folder and first, delete
everything inside the folder, navigate back to the Desktop and then I can
delete the folder.
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Sandy Wood
Orange County District Attorney
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Christian Dreiner
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Since: Oct 26, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Same to me, you cannot delete folders with folders in it. Folders with files
only do not appear to be a problem. I hope this will be solved in the final.

"Sandy Wood" schrieb im Newsbeitrag

>I downloaded some app software to my Vista Desktop and after copying it to
> our network app location I tried to delete the folder. I received an error
>
> Destination Folder Access Denied - You need to confirm this operation.
>
> I've clicked Continue but the prompt keeps returning.
>
> The work-around I've found is to open the folder and first, delete
> everything inside the folder, navigate back to the Desktop and then I can
> delete the folder.
> --
> Sandy Wood
> Orange County District Attorney
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Sandy Wood
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Interesting. I thought RTM was basically the final?
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Sandy Wood
Orange County District Attorney


"Christian Dreiner" wrote:

> Same to me, you cannot delete folders with folders in it. Folders with files
> only do not appear to be a problem. I hope this will be solved in the final.
>
> "Sandy Wood" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>
> >I downloaded some app software to my Vista Desktop and after copying it to
> > our network app location I tried to delete the folder. I received an error
> >
> > Destination Folder Access Denied - You need to confirm this operation.
> >
> > I've clicked Continue but the prompt keeps returning.
> >
> > The work-around I've found is to open the folder and first, delete
> > everything inside the folder, navigate back to the Desktop and then I can
> > delete the folder.
> > --
> > Sandy Wood
> > Orange County District Attorney
>
>
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Jeff
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Since: Dec 24, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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It is

"Sandy Wood" wrote in message

> Interesting. I thought RTM was basically the final?
> --
> Sandy Wood
> Orange County District Attorney
>
>
> "Christian Dreiner" wrote:
>
>> Same to me, you cannot delete folders with folders in it. Folders with
>> files
>> only do not appear to be a problem. I hope this will be solved in the
>> final.
>>
>> "Sandy Wood" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>>
>> >I downloaded some app software to my Vista Desktop and after copying it
>> >to
>> > our network app location I tried to delete the folder. I received an
>> > error
>> >
>> > Destination Folder Access Denied - You need to confirm this operation.
>> >
>> > I've clicked Continue but the prompt keeps returning.
>> >
>> > The work-around I've found is to open the folder and first, delete
>> > everything inside the folder, navigate back to the Desktop and then I
>> > can
>> > delete the folder.
>> > --
>> > Sandy Wood
>> > Orange County District Attorney
>>
>>
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R. C. White, MVP
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Since: Sep 26, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi, Sandy.

I know nothing of networks, unless we count the Internet. But I've been
using microcomputers (does that term date me?) since before MS-DOS, and
modern versions of some of the old DOS tricks still work better than the UI.
;<)

Open a Command Prompt window and use the Remove Directory (or rmdir or just
rd) command. A folder (directory) is not a file, so the Delete command
doesn't work. You must Remove a Directory, not Delete it. If the directory
is not empty, you will see an error message. But if you append the /s
switch to the rd command, it will delete the ENTIRE directory tree,
including all subdirectories and files. So, to eliminate a folder named
\Total, you would type at the Command Prompt line:

rd \Total /s

Then answer Yes to the Are you sure? question. You can bypass that question
by adding /q to the rd command.

As usual in the Command Prompt window, type the command followed by /? to
see a mini-Help file: rd /?

This assumes you have permission to remove that \Total folder, of course.
And you may need to run the Command Prompt as Administrator.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Mail 7.0 in Vista Ultimate x64)

"Sandy Wood" wrote in message

>I downloaded some app software to my Vista Desktop and after copying it to
> our network app location I tried to delete the folder. I received an error
>
> Destination Folder Access Denied - You need to confirm this operation.
>
> I've clicked Continue but the prompt keeps returning.
>
> The work-around I've found is to open the folder and first, delete
> everything inside the folder, navigate back to the Desktop and then I can
> delete the folder.
> --
> Sandy Wood
> Orange County District Attorney
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Nigel Molesworth
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Since: Dec 24, 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 13:43:00 -0800, Sandy Wood
wrote:

>Destination Folder Access Denied

Isn't this an ownership issue?

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Nigel M
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George
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Since: Jun 26, 2006
Posts: 61



PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi R. C. White,

------ MR WHITE'S SOLUTION does WORK ------


Yes, your solution does work.
As a matter of fact, even with no files in a folder, and using the Command
Prompt Here, one cannot delete the folder UNLESS the /s option is appended to
rd.

Accessing the same network computer via an XP computer, I can just use the
Windows commands to delete a folder. You'd think there would be a similar
action with Vista (or at least a delete after a warning).

It would be great if you could invent a way to use the Windows mode commands
as they exist (instead of the command prompt).

Thanks,


--
George in NS


"R. C. White, MVP" wrote:

>
> rd \Total /s
>
> Then answer Yes to the Are you sure? question. You can bypass that question
> by adding /q to the rd command.
>
> As usual in the Command Prompt window, type the command followed by /? to
> see a mini-Help file: rd /?
>
> This assumes you have permission to remove that \Total folder, of course.
> And you may need to run the Command Prompt as Administrator.
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@grandecom.net
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> (Running Windows Mail 7.0 in Vista Ultimate x64)
>
> "Sandy Wood" wrote in message
>
> >I downloaded some app software to my Vista Desktop and after copying it to
> > our network app location I tried to delete the folder. I received an error
> >
> > Destination Folder Access Denied - You need to confirm this operation.
> >
> > I've clicked Continue but the prompt keeps returning.
> >
> > The work-around I've found is to open the folder and first, delete
> > everything inside the folder, navigate back to the Desktop and then I can
> > delete the folder.
> > --
> > Sandy Wood
> > Orange County District Attorney
>
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Cannot delete folder on my Vista desktop - Access Denied [Login to view extended thread Info.]

R. C. White, MVP wrote:
Hi, Sandy.

I know nothing of networks, unless we count the Internet. But I've been
using microcomputers (does that term date me?) since before MS-DOS, and
modern versions of some of the old DOS tricks still work better than the UI.
;<)

Open a Command Prompt window and use the Remove Directory (or rmdir or just
rd) command. A folder (directory) is not a file, so the Delete command
doesn't work. You must Remove a Directory, not Delete it. If the directory
is not empty, you will see an error message. But if you append the /s
switch to the rd command, it will delete the ENTIRE directory tree,
including all subdirectories and files. So, to eliminate a folder named
\Total, you would type at the Command Prompt line:

rd \Total /s

Then answer Yes to the Are you sure? question. You can bypass that question
by adding /q to the rd command.

As usual in the Command Prompt window, type the command followed by /? to
see a mini-Help file: rd /?

This assumes you have permission to remove that \Total folder, of course.
And you may need to run the Command Prompt as Administrator.

RC


I just had a similar problem to this, I'm using vista 64 bit.

I had a folder containing an .img file that I made. When I tried to delete the file or folder vista said the folder was in use by another process/program.

I closed everything down in task manager but it still wouldn't delete, I tried closing explorer and deleting via cmd promt but that wouldn't work either.

Finally I used safe mode with a cmd prompt... the rd \xxx /s command gave an error saying the folder I was looking for didn't exist! ...lol... even though I could access the folder in the directory tree and see the file inside!

I had to delete the file first and then the directory but without the \s at the end...

kind of an interesting way to delete a file huh... but at least I got rid of it!

...& thanks for putting me in the right direction!
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