Acess Is Denied

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Having trouble deleting a folder called "new folder", always says access is denied. Any way to get around this and delete it, i've tried just about everything...

THis all happened when we lost harddrive and had to reformate yada yada...
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have you rebooted? rebooted into safe mode and trying to
remove the folder? is there anything IN the folder??
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no there is nothing in the folder...the folders go by the following:

David>My Documents>My Pictures>New Folder

All are empty, but we cannot delete new folder.

i will try rebooting into safe mode
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no luck in safe mod mode... I also went into command promt and tried deleting. I should be able to delete files from comd promt right? cause i couldnt delete ne thing from there
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Sounds like a permisions problem. You need to answer the following questions before you can get a good answer.

1. Are you on a Windows NT/2000/2003 network, or a stand alone computer, or a home network?

2. What OS?

3. If you are on a network, are you logged in as a local machine admin, or the domain admin?
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I'm on XP, and yes im logged in as admin...and we are not on ne networks
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Try my instructions in this post below. If that doesn't work, I can't think of anything else off the top of my head:

http://www.ozzu.com/sutra42462.html#42462
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When you say command prompt do you mean Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt? If so I have had this problem several times.. You can use a boot disk which boots into true DOS instead of the steps outlined below.
The way I solve it is to:
1. Run command prompt, Then run the task manager.
2. End the process of explorer.exe(this will make your taskbar dissapear so don't be alarmed), do not close the task manager after you do that.
3. Back to the command prompt and navigate to and delete the directory(I assume your using deltree?).
4. Go back to task manager and do File -> Run and type in explorer.exe and it'll restart explorer(note not all icons will reload in the Systray, the programs will still be running though) or just use Shutdown -> Log Off and reload your whole user.

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BTW: I found a little program called wholockme that is useful for discovering what application is locking a file/folder. Install and then right-click any file/folder for a little pop-up window.
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Windows XP and 2k have a thing called superhidden files and folders. It is possible, although unlikely, that windows dumped a superhidden file in there. It takes a lot of fiddling to get these to show. There is a registry key that has to be changed.

This one:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Change:
ShowSuperHidden
to 1

I had a friend who somehow managed to make all his important files superhidden. To this day I don't know how he did it.

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