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Administrator Can't delete a folder on Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2009-04-02
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I am the administrator and am listed as one of the owners. But I cannot delete this one folder. I get an error message saying "Access denied."
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Evelmike earned 2000 total points
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The Access Denied error can be caused by several things.

The first cause I would look at is Permissions. Even though you are listed as an Owner, you still need to ensure you have the proper permissions to remove the directory in question. Try giving yourself Full Control permissions.

Secondly, ensure that no running processes are using file(s) in the directory you are attempting to remove, and ensure that the directory does not contain a process that is running.

Download Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) and use it to see what processes are running, and where they are running from. You can also try a program called WhoLockMe to help identify why you are getting the Access Denied message. You can find WhoLockMe here: http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/
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Thanks a lot man. I'll find out what's locking up the folder and get back to you.
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I restarted the server computer
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