Can't delete a folder that was once synced using Live Mesh RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a folder tree on my PC which was set to synchronise using Live Mesh. I no longer need the entire folder tree so I went into Windows Live Mesh and turned off synchronisation. I then went to Windows Explorer and deleted the entire tree. The trouble is, although all the files were deleted and most of the folders went too, one sub-folder won't delete. Windows Explorer just gives an Access Denied error on the folder.

    I've checked the folder permissions and noticed it's set to Read Only. I've removed the Read Only option from the folder tree and then deleted the folder that was causing the issue, apparently successfully. I then attempt to remove the folder tree and it fails with another Access Denied error. When I navigate to the offending folder I find it has returned.

    I've tried a number of combination of permission changes, read only mode changes, deletions at differing levels of the folder tree, turning off Live Mesh and rebooting the machine but the folder keeps coming back. It's like Live Mesh is still trying to synchronise it even though I've asked it not to.

    Any ideas?

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:22 PM


  • It sounds like the folder is still somehow synchronzing. Try going to http://devices.live.com and turning off sync there.

    In any event, 

    Since you are referring to Windows Live Mesh, not Live Mesh - www.mesh.com, you are in the wrong forum.


    For discussion of the new Windows Live Mesh (formerly Sync), (as well as the released Live Sync version) go here:




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    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:25 PM