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#1 ac98521

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

I've already given myself "Modified"Admin Access even though I am an admin. Attached File  admin.PNG   19.35KB   1 downloads

 

I also tried CMD, but it didn't work. I've attached the pics.Attached File  cmd.PNG   10.87KB   1 downloads

 

Please tell me the reason why this happens in Win 10? is there anyway to FORCE delete this folder and subcontents?

 



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:05 PM

I've already given myself "Modified"Admin Access even though I am an admin. attachicon.gifadmin.PNG

 

I also tried CMD, but it didn't work. I've attached the pics.attachicon.gifcmd.PNG

 

Please tell me the reason why this happens in Win 10? is there anyway to FORCE delete this folder and subcontents?

 

 

I have a tool on my computer call "Take Ownership". It gives you power to ownership of folder, so that you can delete or whatever you want with it. 

 

Here is an article about it : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

 

Its works for all windows operating systems XP Vista 7 8 8.1 & 10



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:09 PM

You might have to boot a Puppy Linux usb or dvd and use its file manager to delete that pesky folder.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:23 PM

It's possible that certain file of that folder is being used by the system. You can use the unlocker tool to look which process is accessing that folder or files inside it.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:23 PM

 

I've already given myself "Modified"Admin Access even though I am an admin. attachicon.gifadmin.PNG

 

I also tried CMD, but it didn't work. I've attached the pics.attachicon.gifcmd.PNG

 

Please tell me the reason why this happens in Win 10? is there anyway to FORCE delete this folder and subcontents?

 

 

I have a tool on my computer call "Take Ownership". It gives you power to ownership of folder, so that you can delete or whatever you want with it. 

 

Here is an article about it : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

 

Its works for all windows operating systems XP Vista 7 8 8.1 & 10

 

 

didn't work Attached File  take ownership.PNG   52.07KB   2 downloads

 

even unlocker didn't Attached File  unlocker.PNG   31.76KB   1 downloads

 

Anything else?



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:38 PM

Will this link help? :)

 

http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/2014/01/folder-access-denied-delete-folder-windows/


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:37 AM

You might have to boot a Puppy Linux usb or dvd and use its file manager to delete that pesky folder.

Has the above idea been tried?

And, another poster suggested making sure that folder is not being used by any program, I assumed you already checked.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:46 AM

I am assuming this game is present in your Steam Library. Log into your Steam account and right click the game, select Uninstall. Logout of the Steam account then try to delete the folder if it still exits.

 

If you have already done the above then use linux as RolandJS suggested.


Edited by JohnC_21, 04 February 2017 - 08:48 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 02:09 PM

I would like everyone to know that I have solved the problem by deleting the file in safe mode. But can you help me identify what was the problem?

 

I am assuming this game is present in your Steam Library. Log into your Steam account and right click the game, select Uninstall. Logout of the Steam account then try to delete the folder if it still exits.

 

If you have already done the above then use linux as RolandJS suggested.

This occured after uninstalling steam. I copy pasted the contents of "steamapps" folder to another before deleting the one inside "steam" so I don't have to re-download the games (dota 2).






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