Cannot delete folder

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Lok Tak Cheong, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. After setting up a target in a link of Distribution File System.

    It is finding that a folder was alway offline

    Then, I tried to open the folders but it failed. It revealed "C:\Folder is
    not accessable. The network location cannot be reached. For infomration
    about network troublesshooting, see windows Help."

    Then I had removed the target and attempted to delete the folder but it
    revealed "Cannot delete Folder: The network location cannot reached. For
    infomration about network troubleshooting, see windows Help."

    I am the administrator and did the above actions direct at the server.

    When I openned the folder properties, the security tab did not reveal.
     
    Lok Tak Cheong, Feb 9, 2007
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  2. It sounds like you are trying to view and delete a link folder under the
    root, correct? A namespace is not meant to be browsed locally--the referrals
    occur only when that folder is accessed remotely. Our FAQ covers how link
    folders work:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfsfaq.mspx

    Scroll to the question "Q. What DFS structures are stored locally on root
    servers? "

    Typically, deleting a link in the snap-in will delete the underlying link
    folder from the file system. However, there are situations in which this
    doesn't work and the link folder must be deleted manually. As you've seen,
    this is not as simple as clicking Delete. Please also search for the
    question "Q. How do I delete a link folder? " in the FAQ link above for
    instructions.
     
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Feb 9, 2007
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  3. I follow the instruction, but it does not help
    **************************************************************************
    dfsutil /viewdfsdirs:c: /verbose
    C:\Share Folders\Hardware
    C:\Share Folders\Software

    fstuil reparsepoint delete c:\share folders\software
    **************************************************************************
     
    Lok Tak Cheong, Feb 22, 2007
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  4. Lok Tak Cheong

    bmalt Guest

    What you describe sounds like you're trying to delete a link point folder (on
    a root server) that DFS still thinks is a link point. Check your DFS console
    and make sure there is not some live link target target representing that
    point in the tree. Once the DFS link point is gone, you can then manually
    delete the folder.

    I have to disagree w/ the above statement "typically, deleting a link in the
    snap-in will delete the underlying link folder." I have seen this fail
    consistently 100% in my environment and have scripted around it by manually
    deleting every stray root server folder left over from a DFS link removal.
     
    bmalt, Mar 20, 2007
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  5. Hi. I runned into that damn problem too. And after days of searching I finally found this software: Delete Long Path File Tool.

     
    tanisha tanisha, Nov 13, 2010
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