Destination folder access denied!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by danllrr, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. danllrr

    danllrr Guest

    Running Windows Vista x6

    I'm sure this has been posted many times before... I've trie
    everything, though. I "reformatted" while protecting all my data...whic
    was left in a folder called "BACKUP". The contents of the folder i
    Program Files, Program Files (x86), User, and WINDOWS. None of the file
    are in use. I would like to delete it, as it is hogging 30gb. I hav
    tried taking ownership by right clicking and going to security
    selecting full ownership...I have also taken full ownership in cm
    prompt....I have tried this in Normal Windows as well as in Safe Mod
    (all with administrator privileges). I've tried: rd filename /s in cm
    prompt, too....and it says "access denied". I have tried deletin
    individual files, and can get some of them removed but not all of them
    Oh yeah, I also tried changing with WIC settings and allowing mysel
    WDAC privileges...but nothing....anything??? HELP

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    danllrr
    danllrr, Oct 17, 2009
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  2. danllrr

    jcgriff2 Guest

    danllrr;1170196 Wrote:
    > Running Windows Vista x6
    >
    > I'm sure this has been posted many times before... I've trie
    > everything, though. I "reformatted" while protecting all my data...whic
    > was left in a folder called "BACKUP". (Exact location is C:\BACKUP). Th
    > contents of the folder is Program Files, Program Files (x86), User, an
    > WINDOWS. None of the files are in use. I would like to delete it, as i
    > is hogging 30gb. I have tried taking ownership by right clicking an
    > going to security, selecting full ownership...I have also taken ful
    > ownership in cmd prompt....I have tried this in Normal Windows as wel
    > as in Safe Mode (all with administrator privileges). I've tried: r
    > filename /s in cmd prompt, too....and it says "access denied". I hav
    > tried deleting individual files, and can get some of them removed bu
    > not all of them. Oh yeah, I also tried changing WIC settings an
    > allowing myself WDAC privileges, AND I've tried disabling UAC...bu
    > nothing....anything??? HELP


    Hi -

    Are you using an elevated administrative cmd/DOS prompt -
    START | *cmd.exe*

    Another method that may work - activate the hidden admin account -
    From an elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt -

    *net user administrator /active:yes

    Log off your account; at the logon screen you'll find the Administrato
    account.

    To hide the account after use, change YES to N

    Regards. .

    jcgriff



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    jcgriff

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    jcgriff2, Oct 18, 2009
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