I'm trying to delete a folder on my D: drive. No matter what I do, the computer refuses to let me. When I try, it gives me a "You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder". I continue, it gets to the end of the deletion, stops, and tells me that "You need permission to perform this action" and says that I require permission from my own user account to delete the folder. I just have to stop the deletion. I tried deleting all the files in the folder instead and there are two folders in there it wouldn't let me delete either.
I've tried using IOUnlocker and I've tried editing under the properties/security tab. It shows that my account has delete permissions but I still can't delete anything. I made sure I show as the file's owner and nothing. I tried to give users full permission by going to my D drive's properties since they didn't have full control, but it threw up an error as soon as it got to the folder I can't delete. It then threw several identical ones as it went through all the different folders and files that comprise my Skyrim installation, which is where the problem folder in question exists.
If anyone knows how to fix this I would appreciate the help. I've been struggling with it for the past hour and have made no headway.
EDIT: I got rid of the folder by going back through it and deleting each subfolder from the bottom up. This shouldn't be the intended behavior though? I now have a bunch of folders that read as 0kb empty when I hover over them but trying to delete them gives me an 'access is denied' error. In properties it tells me I must have read permissions to see properties of the object, and going advanced reads as 'unable to display current owner' & attempting administrator permission to view properties does not work.
Edited by markab, 30 March 2017 - 07:14 PM.