Folders won't delete RRS feed

  • Question

  • I unzipped something I got over the net and it created a folder on my hard drive. I know it is not a virus as I checked. However, when I try to delete the folder, it says "Access Denied". The same thing happens when I try to go into the folder.

    Can somebody please tell me how to force delete the folder? Maybe a particular program to use?
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:44 PM

All replies

  • In most cases, you will be able to delete the folder after a system restart.. If you are unable to delete the file even after system restart, try to delete the folder from command prompt...
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 5:51 PM
  • if still you fail to delete it, delete it from safe mode. or if you have a dual OS, try deleting from the other OS.
    Sunday, June 3, 2007 2:26 PM
  • this might work.
    right click on the folder & choose properties.
    then click on sharing or permissions tab.
    there you will see a checkbox.
    clear it & then follow on
    Monday, June 4, 2007 2:16 AM
  • I developed one such programme. If you wish, you can use that. Go to : inferno.sourceforge.net and download the latest file from there.

    I expect you will find it useful.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 10:19 PM
  • Or if you wish, I am in the meanwhile to make  a newer version (with better graphics and controls). You can download its copy from my website: www.m3xian.org

    Click here.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 10:24 PM
  • Well the reason you are not able to delete a particular folder can be due to its system property, i.e. it might have meen marked as a system folder...

    So here what you can try...
    go through comand prompt to the folder location

    give this cmd

    attrib -s -h foldername

    This will remove the system property of the folder...
    Now you will have the access to the folder, even deleting the folder will be allowed...
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:24 AM
  • yes man that attrib works most of the times in fat32 , but sometimes it even cant help, youhave to mess with the security settings if you have ntfs.

    And thanks for the program man, i will surely give it a try.
    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 2:01 PM
  • The newest file can be found at : http://www.m3xian.org/infernope.zip

    Thursday, June 7, 2007 10:32 AM
  • Thanks Rahil, getting the latest one Wink Hope it works in deleting the folder that i was not able to delete Stick out tongue
    Thursday, June 7, 2007 11:49 AM
  • @Rahul,


    Good work, my best wishes.



    Thursday, June 7, 2007 1:45 PM
  • amn, that software failed to delete the files that i had Stick out tongue You know any better software ?
    Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:16 PM
  • Thanks Fredrick,
    You are most welcome anytime.
    Sunday, June 10, 2007 6:21 AM
  • Oh , I think its better to check the registry setting of your system. Some string might be corrupted there.

    Anyways which kind of file is that..........
    Sunday, June 10, 2007 6:25 AM
  • I had downloaded some flash games from the net. And included with them came free viruses infected in the .exe Stick out tongue
    I scanned those and disinfected the files. But now there are 3 .exe files remaining that wont get deleted. DO you know where to check in the registry ?

    The names of those .exe are the name of the game, so it has no connection with the virus name, the virus had just infected the file. ALso i have checked up my startup entries, and scanned and saw all the settings from hijackthis. Everything is normal, and no extra proggy starting in startup. Still i dont know why i keep getting that. I am lazy to boot into my other OS and delete it from there. Infact i hardly shutdown my pc .hhee
    Sunday, June 10, 2007 2:13 PM