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    Deleting NT Network Shares

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    by fancoms ·

    I’ve a NT server 4.0 SP5. I’m trying to delete the network shares of former employees and am recieving an error message saying that I cannot delete the Network Trash Folder. Each employee has a network trash folder so I am unable to delete any of their folders. I’m not really sure why a network trash folder is being created on each persons share. Possibly something to do with them also being MAC accessable. What do you think?

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    • #3789753

      Deleting NT Network Shares

      by yorkster ·

      In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

      try to take ownership of the file then delete it

    • #3789737

      Deleting NT Network Shares

      by allan ·

      In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

      Stop the network share for each person. The Network Trash is not really a share but a reference to a type of Temp folder.
      After a day or so you can check if the Trash folder is still there and then try to delete the files in it. The Trash folder iscreated by the system and you will not be able to delete it.

      • #3775212

        Deleting NT Network Shares

        by fancoms ·

        In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

        Even after I stopped sharing the folder, the network trash folder remains and can’t be removed.

    • #3789722

      Deleting NT Network Shares

      by jewright ·

      In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

      Stop the MAC services and then take ownership of the files. You can delete them and the re-start the MAC services.

      Thanks……Jeremy

    • #3773488

      Deleting NT Network Shares

      by jacky chin ·

      In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

      You can stop the network shared folder from Server Manager then delete it from Explorer. If you can’t do so, take the ownership for that particular folder then you should be able to delete it. I hope this can help you. Let me know, if you need any help.

      • #3775214

        Deleting NT Network Shares

        by fancoms ·

        In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

        Even after I stopped sharing the folder, the network trash folder remains and can’t be removed. The network trash folder is not shared itself, its in a user folder that was shared and until I can delete the Network trash folder, I won’t be able to delete the user folder.

    • #3773487

      Deleting NT Network Shares

      by jacky chin ·

      In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

      Properly, this ‘System Policy Editor’ is what that you should looking for. Simply run this from Start – Run – ‘poledit.exe’ or from command prompt. I hope this can help you. Let me know, if you need any help.

      • #3775215

        Deleting NT Network Shares

        by fancoms ·

        In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

        Can you explain this further. I can’t make system policy changes as I’m on a WAN distributed domain and any changes I make are felt sytem wide.

    • #3775388

      Deleting NT Network Shares

      by kmeyer ·

      In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

      Could this be perhaps an ownership issue??? When I have created folders for an NT user account, made it a share then assigned access rights then security permissions all goes well… Then upon removing the share and attempting to delete the folder’s contents I am blocked. Using the “take ownership” route has gained me the rights to then delete the folder&contents. See if it is also “in use” at the time of your deletion attempt.

      • #3775216

        Deleting NT Network Shares

        by fancoms ·

        In reply to Deleting NT Network Shares

        When I try to delete the Network trash folder, I get an error message that says “sharing violation. The files source or destination may be in use”. But I know its not in use because no-one else has access to it.

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