My OS is windows 7 and I have a "My Book " external HD that I use for a backup. Whenever I do a complete backup I delete the previous backup so that I don't run out of room. I have been doing this for years but today when I tried to delete the previous back up I get a message that says "You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder" with the normal "Continue" "Skip" and "cancel" buttons at the bottom. When I click on the continue button I get another message that says "You require permission from .........me......to make changes to this folder" --Try Again or Cancel I am the one who is trying to delete this folder so why can't I???? I have gone in to the folder and manually deleted most of the files except for several "autorun.inf" files that belong to a photo album software called "Flip Books". I have always been able to delete these file before but today I can't.
I tried some of the fixes that I found online, like taking ownership of the file--ACCESS DENIED was what I got. I tried moving the file --nope---renaming the file---nope again! Can't seem to make it go away!!!