Destination Folder Access Denied

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by mattaustin, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. mattaustin

    mattaustin Guest

    Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing network, and
    keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading the
    posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the properties and
    am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions. Any
    help for a novice?
    I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D. Grisman
    show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for space
    requirements.
     
    mattaustin, Jun 2, 2007
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    Leo Guest

    This may help.
    Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



    Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

    OR

    - Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

    - Click Security Tab

    - Click Advanced

    - Click the Owner Tab

    - Click Edit

    - Select the Administrators group from the list

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

    Windows



    Now again



    1) Right-click on the file

    2) Select Properties

    3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

    4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

    the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



    You have now taken 'Full control' of file
     
    Leo, Jun 2, 2007
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  3. mattaustin

    mattaustin Guest

    Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and under
    current owner: unable to display owner.
    Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to set new
    owner. Access Denied.
    I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with the fat
    man on my drive for a little longer.
     
    mattaustin, Jun 2, 2007
    #3
  4. mattaustin

    Ricky Cheng Guest

    Did you turn off UAC?

     
    Ricky Cheng, Jun 2, 2007
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  5. mattaustin

    mattaustin Guest

    No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
    when I'm done, or should I leave it off?

     
    mattaustin, Jun 2, 2007
    #5
  6. mattaustin

    mattaustin Guest

    Thanks, Ricky! Turned off UAC, restarted computer and its gone and nothing's
    gonna bring him back...
     
    mattaustin, Jun 2, 2007
    #6
  7. mattaustin

    Ricky Cheng Guest

    Just remind you Microsoft recommend to keep it on unless you having problem
    on it ......

     
    Ricky Cheng, Jun 2, 2007
    #7
  8. I just found a solution for my problem. Seems that if a folder is set to be shared, then you can't delete it! I could delete files in the folder, but not the whole folder.

    So I just took the sharing off, deleted the unwanted folder and then reset the sharing.

    Much easier than the other solutions and anyway they didn't work for me.

    Walter

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    Walter Teague, Jul 5, 2007
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  9. mattaustin

    Sanjay Jain Guest

    While u copy any folder from Other computer or download it may be a folder which was shared on the source and it doesn't have any permissions.
    to delete such folder
    1.)First turn-off UAC
    2.)Then stop sharing the Unknown-Owner
    3.)Change the permissions if possible
    4.)Now delete the Folder



    mattausti wrote:

    No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off?
    01-Jun-07

    No, I have left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
    when I am done, or should I leave it off?

    :

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Destination Folder Access Denied
    Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing network, and
    keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading the
    posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the properties and
    am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions. Any
    help for a novice?
    I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D. Grisman
    show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for space
    requirements.

    This may help.
    This may help.
    Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



    Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

    OR

    - Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

    - Click Security Tab

    - Click Advanced

    - Click the Owner Tab

    - Click Edit

    - Select the Administrators group from the list

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

    Windows



    Now again



    1) Right-click on the file

    2) Select Properties

    3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

    4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

    the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



    You have now taken 'Full control' of file


    --
    Leo

    Some ends don't justify the jeans




    Re: Destination Folder Access Denied
    :

    Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and under
    current owner: unable to display owner.
    Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to set new
    owner. Access Denied.
    I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with the fat
    man on my drive for a little longer.

    Did you turn off UAC?
    Did you turn off UAC?

    No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off?
    No, I have left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
    when I am done, or should I leave it off?

    :

    Thanks, Ricky!
    Thanks, Ricky! Turned off UAC, restarted computer and its gone and nothing's
    gonna bring him back...
    :

    Just remind you Microsoft recommend to keep it on unless you having problem on
    Just remind you Microsoft recommend to keep it on unless you having problem
    on it ......

    Difficulty deleting folders or files in Vista.
    I just found a solution for my problem. Seems that if a folder is set to be shared, then you can't delete it! I could delete files in the folder, but not the whole folder.

    So I just took the sharing off, deleted the unwanted folder and then reset the sharing.

    Much easier than the other solutions and anyway they didn't work for me.

    Walter


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    Sanjay Jain, Mar 30, 2010
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  10. mattaustin

    Sanjay Jain Guest

    By the way thanks Mattusti...



    Sanjay Jain wrote:

    destination folder access denied vista
    30-Mar-10

    While u copy any folder from Other computer or download it may be a folder which was shared on the source and it doesn't have any permissions.
    to delete such folder
    1.)First turn-off UAC
    2.)Then stop sharing the Unknown-Owner
    3.)Change the permissions if possible
    4.)Now delete the Folder

    Previous Posts In This Thread:


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    Sanjay Jain, Mar 30, 2010
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