Delete folders and subfolders

Posted on 2011-02-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a folder located on a NAS.
It has 5 subfolders, all empty. I have taken ownership and given myself full control of the folder and sub folders.
When I try to delete the folder I get a message telling me that I need to give myself permission to make changes.
I've also tried to delete it from a command prompt with no luck.
How can I force the deletion of the folders?
Question by:LindyS
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by:Kruno Džoić
ID: 34949340

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ID: 34949365
Yes, I took ownership of the folder and applied it to all the subdirectories.
I also gave myself full control over the folder and sub directories.
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by:Kruno Džoić
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Expert Comment

by:Suryanarayan Balakrishnan Iyer
ID: 34949410
You would have the right to create or delete share if you have rights to do so. Check if you have the appropriate rights to do so or in the ACL somewhere you have deny against you.
1. You would have a nas admin account. Login using the NAS admin group and then take owner ship and do the needful.
2. You can also delete them using the NAS admin account.

Expert Comment

ID: 34949423
Have you tried deleting each sub folder individually?  It may just be one folder that is giving issues.    Can you do a net file on the nas and see if it thinks some has it open at all?

Expert Comment

by:Suryanarayan Balakrishnan Iyer
ID: 34949427
To take the owner ship on the share use the DC on which NAS is configured. Example:
We have NAS configured on our primary DC and the account XXX of the DC is used as NAS admin account. We login to the DC with XXX to take ownership in case of situations where user create their own share and don't give permission so that others would work on it.

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LindyS earned 0 total points
ID: 34950863
I finally figured out how to delete the folders.

RD [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path

/S Removes all directories and files in the specified directory
in addition to the directory itself. Used to remove a directory

/Q Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to remove a directory tree with /S

I tried del, but that didn't work. rd /S was the answer.

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