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    Cannot delete folder and files from WinXP that were trasnferred from Win2K

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    by ddddddkkkkkkk ·

    A couple of years ago, I had a work laptop with Win2K Pro. I copied a folder from the laptop and moved it to my desktop at home…which is a WinXP Pro station. Now, I cannot even access the folder anymore, and I cannot delete it. It gives me Access is Denied. I have tried “SEVERAL” things!!! I have even gone into DOS and tried deleting it, and still I get “Access is Denied”???? I’m losing my head with MS Windows XP!!!!!!!!! Any thoughts?? Thanks!

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      Try This

      by uppulurivasu ·

      In reply to Cannot delete folder and files from WinXP that were trasnferred from Win2K

      Hi Auztin,
      Please go to the HDD where you have the folder which is not deletable and then do the following:
      1) Log in as Administrator.
      2) Right click on the HDD (local disk where you have the folder) click on the security tab.
      3) Select Administrators and in select permissions for administrators, select “Full Control”, then select Advanced tab at the bottom.
      4) In the permissions tab select this option “Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects” and click on Apply. It may take some time based on the available data.
      5)Log Off and again login as administrator and try to access the Folder which you were not able to delete.

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