Why can't I delete this folder?

I have a folder on my computer containing files which comprised a now defunct virtual machine. Among other things, the folder contains a 64 GB VMDK file. When I tried to delete it, a "Folder Access Denied" dialogue box pops up.

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I don't know what I need to do to gain administrative rights for this operation. I logged in using  the usual account, which I believe already is an administrator. What do I need to do?
babyb00merAsked:
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El FierroNetwork EngineerCommented:
take ownership of the folder and delete

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659(v=ws.11).aspx


alternative would be deleting it via the command line..old school dos way
El FierroNetwork EngineerCommented:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you see it in VMware and then delete it that way. This is preferable.

If no, and as an alternative to the above, you can get Unlocker 1.92 (I use this) and unlock / delete the files in the folder. When the files are gone, delete the folder.
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David SankovskySenior SysAdminCommented:
First off, make sure that the machine is powered off, if it van't be powered off, make sure the VMDK is no longer attached to the machine, then try deleting it through vSphere itself.
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
If you click on Continue, it should prompt you for an administrative account logon -- if you know the username/password for this that's all you should have to do.

If that doesn't work; try shutting down and then rebooting => sometimes a file gets inadvertently locked; but this is generally released on a reboot.

If THAT doesn't work; try using UnLocker.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/getmirror/unlocker,1.html

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nader alkahtaniConsultantCommented:
delete it by using safe mode , if you couldn't then take its ownership then full permissions
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