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I need some help with a Directory.delete problem.

Posted on 2008-10-22
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I have created a C# Console application that automatically goes into a folder and cleans up some subfolders. When running the script it works fine for the most part. but on certain folders. i get the following error:

Access to path '<drive>:\users\<users folder>\<subfolder>' is denied.

I have checked my permisions on the files/folders and on all of them i have full permissions for all files, folders, and subfolders. so why am i getting this message? any help would be appreciated.


System.IO.Directory.Delete(path_to_delete, true);

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RishadanPort earned 500 total points
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This could happen if a file is currently in use by another program, or the current application.
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I will look into this and see if that is the problem. thank you for your prompt response.
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You may be opening the folder by the Explorer

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thank you for your help. it appears that there is a process running on the server which is preventing it from being deleted.
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Thanks everyone for their prompt reply. it seems a program is accessing the files while i am attempting to delete them. I will write some code to remove these locks before deleteing the folders.
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Did I answer your question fully? I am just wondering why you gave the grade of "B". Usually you give the grade B when your answer was not answered fully
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