How can I remove folder "System Volume Information"?

By Teufelhund ·
A bit of background first.
Operating System: Windows Server 2003 Standard.

The folder in question resides at \\SomeServer\SomeShare\Folder\SubFolder\RestoredBackup\HereItIs.

The "RestoredBackup" folder is no longer needed and can be deleted in its entirety and is empty except for the "System Volume Information" folder that "refuses" to be deleted. Any attempt to delete the "Restored Backup" folder results in the following error message: "Cannot remove folder System Volume Information: Access is denied".

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

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Never mind - I figured it out

by Teufelhund In reply to How can I remove folder " ...

Not one to give up. Here's what worked for me.

Step 0: Opened the command prompt and cd'd to the "RestoredBackup" folder.
Step 1: Used the "cacls" command to give full control permissions on the "System Volume Information" folder to the domain administrator. (cacls "System Volume Information" /g <domain>\administrator:f)

Step 2: Used the following command: rd /S "System Volume Information" to removed the system directory.

Step 3: closed the command prompt.

Step 4: browsed to <drive>SomeShare\Folder\SubFolder and deleted the "RestoredBackup" folder normally.

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Hope you never need to use a Restore Point ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Never mind - I figured it ...

Because you just deleted all of them.

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Server 2003 doesn't use/have restore points

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Hope you never need to us ...

and I believe it was a backup that was being deleted so things are probably okay.

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