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Can't delete certain folders in windows 10


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#1 godzilla1347

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:01 PM

This is very strange. I noticed that I had 2 folders generated somehow, one being a clone of the other but one is less up-to-date. I am the only user on this computer so I don't see a permissions issue.

 

What I notice is that when I right click on certain folders, the delete option appears in the box but it doesn't appear in others. I'm trying to delete the older "cloned" file as I have it's more recent twin but when I highlight the file to be deleted and right click, I don't see the delete option in the requester box. I also can't drag the folder to the Recycle bin and it doens't delete when I hightlight it and press the delete key, so I have no idea why I can't ger rid of it.

 

 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:52 AM

What is the name of these folders?  Where are they located?  What is the path to those directories?


Edited by Agouti, 16 May 2016 - 10:46 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:57 AM

Godzilla, I can only guess that you are trying to delete a folder that is in use by some program.  While browsing around for an answer, I came across this Microsoft Windows 10 page that you may be interested in bookmarking. 

Need help with Windows 10?

 

 


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:48 PM

Well if you right click on the folder and select properties than security and under administrators full control should be checked. Users account full control may not be checked.

 

To check the right of the user logged in 

 

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:06 PM

I got to the Computer Name tab but when I had opened it I didn't see an option to check any boxes for account full control. However, the second folder no longer appears to exist. i will monitor this. The path as This PC>Documents>Mark>PAC>Shipments.  There were two folders named Shipments now there appears to be only one. They were both similar but one had one day's more data in it. I'm not sure what had happened.






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