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Deleted folders not disappearing

By darrenm ·
When deleting folders off an NT server from a workstation they dont go away. Although when you try and access the folder you get a message "access is denied". If you wait long enough the folder finally disappears but it can take days. So I have all these folders hanging around that arent actaully there and this problem doesnt happen all the time and is completely random. Thanks in advance.

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by dragon In reply to Deleted folders not disap ...

I've seen similar problems. It's usually a permissions problem on the files or folders. If the files or folders get copied from a UNIX system, the permissions need to be modified (chmod 666) before the files are copied. If you are experiencing the problem while deleting from a Win9x or WinNT system, try running the attrib command from a command prompt. Modify the 'r' attribute.
Hope it helps.

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by chetjaynes In reply to Deleted folders not disap ...

How are you connecting to the server? Are you 'browsing' to it through Network Neighborhood or mapping directly to it? If you're browsing to it, you're probably suffering from problems with WINS. I'd be a little surprised if this were happening while you're mapped directly to the server's drive.
I'd be curious to see your update to this post. chet

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by darrenm In reply to Deleted folders not disap ...

Yes this is a mapped drive. Also some other info, when you try to move folders between mapped drives half the time you get a "cannot remove folder not empty" message. Although when you hit ok and look at it it is empty and then you can delete. Also when a deleted folder is still visible but not accessible you cant rename another to that name because the server thinks its still there . Its been over 24 hrs now and some are still there . This is crazy and annoying please if anyone can help. Thanks in advance.

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by darrenm In reply to Deleted folders not disap ...

Another interesting fact. I can copy these zombie folders anywhere id like and access them but cannot cut of course. It still says access is denied so I thought it was a permissions issue but get the same message when trying to delete them from the server when logged in as admin.

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by Uch In reply to Deleted folders not disap ...

I have encountered such senario & suggest implementing WINS, however such delays might be due to File Access Permissions. Also try to Uptimize the Server for File Sharing/Balancing.

GoodLuck!

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