im trying to delete a file (folder actually) from my computer - vista o/s.
im getting a "destination folder access denied" error message.
i went to command prompt and used the "takeown" command to take ownership and got this message:
success: the file <or folder>: "c:\downloads\myfolder" now owned by user "myname-pc\myname".
now im trying to use the icacls command to assign full access so i can delete the folder but i keep getting an "invalid parameter" error message referring to the user name.
attempted command/syntax is as follows:
c:\downloads>icacls myfolder/g myname-pc\myname:f
which brings error message: invalid parameter myname-pc\myname:f
c:downloads>icacls myfolder/g myname-pc\myname: f
which brings error message: invalid parameter myname-pc\myname:
is my syntax incorrect or is there something about the user name or something else?
fyi: commands under command prompt were run as administrator.
in the infamous words of christine mcvie: "im over my head....."