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Unable to delete sub-folders/files

By d.jones092 ·
Morning Folks.

I am having trouble deleting folders/files under a share called "Common" on my win2k C:\

Structure is as follows:

common
|
|-hj
|-drivers
|-apps

I can delete anything under common, except the HJ folder. It tells methat "the source file may be in use". This applies to any file/folder under HJ that I try to delete. I tried to unshare the common folder...no luck. I tried disconnecting people from the share...no luck. There's nothing out of the ordinary in this folder except for some utilities/patches that we apply on occasion...nothing that gets normal use.

Any thoughts?

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by Ann777 In reply to Unable to delete sub-fold ...

Can you boot to recovery console --> get to a command prompt and navigate to the common directory? Then issue the command rmdir hj

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by dwdino In reply to Unable to delete sub-fold ...

Sounds like a service may be tied to something in that folder. If so, you will need to disable the service, reboot, and then delete the folder.

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by cul8rm8e In reply to Unable to delete sub-fold ...

Has this hj folder been moved to this folder from somewhere on the same partition?
if this is the case then check NTFS security settings on this folder and remove any inheritable permissions. when prompted copy permissions on this folder and then you can take ownership of this folder and delete as you wish!

good luck!

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