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"error Deleting File Or Folder"

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#1 madman6510


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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:10 PM

There's this old HDD that I bought, and I deleted the operating system off of it, but a few folders still remain, they're the "Desktop", "Cookies", and "Favorites" folder, and when I try to get rid of them, it says:

Error Deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete (insert folder name here): Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

How do I get rid of it? Tried searching for it, and got a bunch of irrelivant posts...

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:28 PM

Restart your computer and boot up in safe mode. Try deleting the files while in safe mode.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:41 PM

Since you do not know what was on that hard drive before I would recommend you conduct a drive wipe. It is a destructive process that will destroy any malware that may remain on that drive from the previous owner. Afterwards you will need to partition and format the drive.
You can use Kill Disk to perform a Quick Wipe and then use My Computer to Format the drive.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:05 AM

Several good suggestions on this link.


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