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Q: Can't Delete Outlook Folders

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In late February I bought an Asus Desktop, Windows 10, 64 bit computer along with a Microsoft Home & Business 2016 package.
Under Outlook I am recently unable to delete four empty folders that appear to have IMAP as a common feature. If I individually delete them they go to trash and before I can permanently delete them there they reappear in my folder list.
My ISP provider can't seem to fix the problem and Microsoft gives no warranty on its products other than installation and only offered to fix the issue remotely provided I purchase an advanced help plan at AU$120 which I declined.
However I subsequently found that with the minimal help they had provided with its first level support I had lost my access to Outlook entirely necessitating a further call to them to have it restored without loss of my folders and files. Again they would not address the bug in the system without purchase of the advanced help plan. Their only advice is that I set up a new profile in Outlook.
Otherwise, because my Microsoft Home & Business 2016 package is a one off install and has neither updates or assistance I can expect this problem to remain forever.
It seems that this is a common problem on forum websites but no-one seems to have been able to solve it to date.
Can Techguy offer any help?

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A: Can't Delete Outlook Folders

What folder are they, as all folder that are on the IMAP email account server will appear in Outlook. They must be removed at the server level to be removed from the outlook listing.

Have you tried remove the IMAP email accounts from your Outlook?
Then try and delete the folders.

Or even go to the IMAP account using your browser see if you delete the folders there if they will be removed from Outlook.

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I have Outlook 365 and I have some empty folders with no email accounts associated with them any longer and I cannot delete them.
These are not the default folders, these are folders I added for some additional email accounts I had.
 

A:Delete folders in Outlook 365

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Two personal folder have been created, when I try close personal folder2: the second one, or first one, it won't since there's contacts & schedule dates in calendar. The delete option is not allowed.

How do I work around this mess?
[This message has been edited by alexenjen (edited 02-28-2001).]
 

A:Outlook (2 personal folders delete 1)

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I am in the process of converting from Eudora to Outlook. I imported my email from Eudora to Outlook Express, then to Outlook 2000 to preserve the timestamps. I want to delete some of the folders that contain old email. First I archived them to individual pst folders. However, I can't move or delete the folders....any folder. Whether I right click on a folder or use the File menu, the move and delete options are greyed out. What gives? How do I get rid of unwanted folders?
 

A:Can't delete Outlook 2000 folders

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I am wanting to delete some folders that keep on showing up in my options list...see screenshot below. I have deleted the folders from the folder tree but when I want to create a rule I notice they show up in that list. Any ideas?
Folders I want to remove are:
Junk E-mail
m
Laurence 2
Laurence 2
Thanks
Lozza
 

A:Can I Delete Outlook 2002 Folders?

Is this an unreasonable question?
Regards
Lozza
 

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Hello,

System: Windows 10 Home, Version 1703, OS Build 15063.674, Outlook 2016 (all MS s/w fully updated).
Hardware: I7 chip-based laptop with 16 GB RAM

Issue:
I deleted two folders for which I had no further need. They went into the "Trash" folder in Outlook 2016. When I try to delete them permanently, however, I find that I cannot as they are recreated in seconds in the Trash folder.

Question:
How may I delete these folders permanently?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Lindsay
 

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When I try to delete certain folders I get the message stating "The server responded: 'NONEXISTANT] mailbox doesnt exist: INBOX. CANDDIATES.ACTIVE.    My email is an IMAP that goes through my companies web based email.  The folder is not in my web mail.   Does anyone know how I can delete these folders from my outlook?  Thanks!
 
  

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For some reason I have 3 sets of Personal Folders and Calendars in my Outlook 2003 (running on Vista). When I try to delete either of the 2 that I don't want I get this error message:

"This operation failed. The object could not be found."

Does anyone know how to remedy this? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Andrew
 

A:Can't Delete 2nd and 3rd Personal Folders & Calendars in Outlook 2003

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Hi,

I create a Public Folder (Task Items) in Outlook 2003 and then attach one Excel Sheet in it.

I am the OWNER of the folder.

If I just click on the attachment and press the DEL button then the file gets DELETED.

I don't want that to happen. I want to BLOCK my rights of DELETING THE attachment.

How should I go about it?

Regards,

Yps
 

A:Outlook 2003 - Public Folders - Block DELETE Permission

If you are indeed the owner of this folder then you should be able to right-click on i and go to permissions. From here you can give users certain rights and permissions. I would give the users reviewer rights if you just want them to read the e-mails and attached items as well.
 

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When I send email and delete mail (not permanently deleted) the copies are being automatically and permanently deleted from the Sent Items folder and the Deleted Items folder without my requesting their deletion. Why and how do I correct the problem?
 

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Hi, I can't delete my folder in my msngamingzone, once i delete it, it just comes back. If i try to delete the whole file it says access denied. My other folders have this same promblem. I used my anti-virus to check if there's any virus but it says that there is no virus,spyware etc.

A:I Can't Delete My Folders In Msgamingzone And Other Folders

Hello as you have an HiJack This log already posted and awaiting your attention. Please do not make alterations to your PC as the HJT team will clean your PC. I'm closing this Topic so you can better help yourself.Your Log that requires a response is here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry774873

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I just installed MS Outlook 2002 that came with my t-mobile MDA pocketpc/smartphone w/ windows mobile 5.0, and when I click the calendar shortcut, I get "Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location." When I click the contacts shortcut, I get the calendar. The tasks shortcut gives me notes. Notes shortcut gives me journal. Both Outlook Today and Deleted Items gives me Outlook Today.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I've updated through windows, microsoft, and office updates. I'm running win xp pro w/ sp2 and office xp.

When I right click the calendar shortcut, I get: "! unable to display folder properties. the folder may have been deleted or the server where the folder is stored may be unavailable. can't display folder properties."

When I go to what I think is the the directory of these folders, I don't see any of them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:outlook 2002: shortcuts link to wrong folders/folders missing

I just got the phone and have no content on it's os. I have not sync'ed outlook w/ the phone either. Nor have I tried to import any contacts from outlook express, since I never use it.
 

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Good day sir. im having problem deleting an old folder in my desktop. when i right click on it, delete, its reply is "Verify the location of the folder and try again. another problem is im not that good in computer language. need to learn like step
by step to solve it. :( need help badly. been having this problem for months already. 

A:Can't delete folder. "Verify folders location and try again" is the response when i try to delete it

it may be in use, also try to delete .DMT and do it again check processes to see if WMP or another media player is running


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Hi,
I have one user who is getting a weird issue, she actually needs to click twice on the delete button to an email on outlook 2003.. connected to the same server no other user get this problem and as you know one click on the delete button is normally enough to delete an email..

Anyone can help please...

cheers
Ash

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Hi there
Be careful with IMAP and Outlook 2010 as the DELETE really does DELETE stuff off the server.

In Outlook 2007 you got a line through the items and had to do EDIT==>PURGE to delete stuff off the server so be careful if you really DON'T want to physically delete mail from the server when using OUTLOOK 2010 - especially if you still need the email and are just testing OUTLOOK 2010 on one machine and need the email on other machine(s).

There might be settings to change this but I've basically used the defaults -- there is quite a bit of change from Outlook 2007 to 2010 (it's actually much nicer - more in keeping with the rest of Office 2010).

Cheers
jimbo

A:Outlook 2010 and IMAP - DELETE Does DELETE

Thank you jimbo45 for this warning.

I hope you did not remove an important message.

Best regards,

zx81

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I just put in a new hard drive and installed the latest version of Office 2007. I kept the data and archive files from Outlook 2003 so I could import them into Outlook 2007 and get back to business. However, that did not happen. It was able to read and bring up most of the data, but I am missing some folders which are critical.

The critical folders are folders that were created manually. They were used to store email messages that came in that were important. They were simply dragged from the Inbox and put into that folder. There were also folders within that folder. I'm not sure if these folders and subfolders were in the Inbox or not. They may not have been.

The way I imported it was by going to TOOLS>ACCOUNT SETTINGS>DATA FILES tab>and pointed to the old PST file.

I also pointed to the archive.pst file as well, but later went to FILE>ARCHIVE and pointed to the old archive.pst file in there. Bot ways did not reveal the folders that are needed.

Is Outlook 2007 not able to read all data from Outlook 2003 pst files, or is there a fix for this?

Please advise.
 

A:Move from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007 not successful; not reading certain folders

I purchased a new Notebook with Office 2007 installed and copied over my Outlook 2000 pst file. I also had manually created folders for filing important emails. Mine were sub folders within the Inbox folder. Everything copied over, but I could not see the manual folders at first until I double clicked the Inbox folder in the side panel and then they spilled out. I would look for them in that panel and double click anything there starting with Inbox, Sent etc. Also try doing a search for any subject or address of an email you may have saved.

When copying over the pst file I think everything is copied. Appears you did not just copy contacts for example, but the complete pst file. I think the folders are there as Sub Folders, just hidden within one of the main folders such as Inbox.
G
 

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Hi

See attachment for exact error. Just started this evening although have been using outlook earlier in the day.

I have run through everything here that is applicable for pop mail.

Additionally I haveRun a repair of office 2007
Tried the noextensions switch
Tried running Outlook in compatability mode
Using a back up of my pst file
Recreating bak file

But still no joy. I have looked a half dozen other links most of which suggest some of the fixes on the link above.

Still getting this error. Only updates that have installed today is windows defender signatures. ESET smart security licence also renewed.

Can anyone help please?

A:Outlook 2007 - Cannot start, open outlook window, set of folders...

Have you tried it with the /resetnavpane switch?

More information on command line options for outlook: http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/ou...001218589.aspx

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I have over 13 years of Outlook Express folders and addresses that I desperately need to convert to Outlook 2007. I should have imported them into Outlook before I made the "Easy File Transfer" to the new Win 7 machine, but didn't know I needed to do that. Several years ago I had imported the files into Outlook, although that data did transfer it is now way out-of-date and full of duplicates.

The up-to-date data is still in my old machine and also in an external hard drive backup. I have isolated the Outlook Express personal folders into .dbx format and the addresses into .wab format.

Is there a way this can be reformatted into Outlook? Or is there some other way? I would probably also need to delete what is already in Outlook first, or I would have many more duplicates.

I welcome any suggestions.

Dick Sevier

A:Convert Outlook Express Folders and Address Book to Outlook in WIN 7

See if this Microsoft tutorial can help.
Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

Please note : there is ........
a link for Outlook and OE installed in the SAME computer
a link for Outlook and OE installed in DIFFERENT computers.

Hope that helps.

Editing ...... I don't use Outlook nor did I ever use OE, so I can't help you much other than to offer you the link above.

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Folks I have read the MS tech notes on how to get Outlook 2003 [I have it via Office 2003 Professional, full install] to import from OE6. It fails under either option: import from "another program" or "Import Internet Mail....". Under the former it is pointed to the correct folder, but fails with Error: Cannot open,.. another program in use" but there's not... I tried copying the folder to a nice clean location on the C: and checked all the properties, nothing interfering, still won't open the folder.
Under the latter option it just doesn't do anything after directing it to the correct folder. Seems to accept the command, closes the window, but does not import anything. No error messages.

Umm.... do MS teams communicate with one another??

Closely related: If I could just get the FOLDERS I had setup it would be a great asset, or if i could just get the ADDRESS book it would help. Do you know how to import *.dbx folders into Outlook 2003? Or the old outlook Express address Book?

thx

z

A:Outlook 2003 Will Not Import Outlook Express folders, mail, anything

They are written in two different formats that are uncompatible. The Oulook Express has a file sytem totally unique to it.

I had the same problem about 6 weeks ago going from XP to Win7.
I had to transfer address book to notepad and put it into Outlook one at a time. The old mail sits in the old PC.
I have heard you can transfer the OE mail files over to Windows mail or gmail etc. Then transfer files from the new mail server to Outlook.
File system is changed over with the mail transfer- I haven't tried it though.
Mike

I did a Google and found this. I didn't find this page six weeks ago.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...001094387.aspx

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I used Zinstall to move all my files/programs from my old computer to my new one in the last few days. I also upgraded the new one from 8.1 to Win10 after the migration. Knowing Win10 doesn't work with MSOffice2007, I subscribed to MSOffice365 in the new computer. Now, Outlook 2013 doesn't show the same folders I had in Outlook 2007, and I need to know where all my saved files went and how to import them to this system. (They are still sitting in my old computer, if I have to copy them to a zip drive & move them again.)
 

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Is it possible to transfer the personal folders and all email from Outlook Express on a Windows 95 system to Outlook 2000 on a Windows 2000 system?

Thanks,
john0109
 

A:Outlook Express to Outlook 2000 Personal folders

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Hello:

How can I import my Achive folders from MS Outlook (archive Office Data File) to Outlook Express?

Can I also import Calendars and Tasks into OE?

I would love to continue using MS Outlook but the client's location has a firewall perventing this. Only OE works because it uses a POP3 connection.

Thank you for your help.
 

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In my Windows explorer hierchy there are a lot of folders for XP operating system that i cant seem to get rid of no matter what i do. ones like netmeeting,frontpage,outlook express,moviemaker,etc, allstuff i dont use or want......any ideas?thanks!!!!
 

A:cant delete several folders

if you go into the control panels, can you add/remove the applications?... some of the applications such as Netmeeting, Moviemaker are integrated components of XP and I don't believe they can be removed (although I could be wrong )
 

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I installed W7 and imported(copied) my previous files from WXP to W7. I find that ALL the folders I pasted and their contents are marked as Read Only, consequently was unable to edit any of the files. I was able to remove the RO attribute with the DOS command "attrib -r DIRECTORY\*.*/s" where DIRECTORY was the path to the folder in question. All the file RO attributes were removed, even in the sub-folders, however the RO attribute remains on the folders. How can I remove the RO attributes from the folders so I can delete or otherwise edit them?

A:Can't delete folders

Hello Blockie,

You would just need to add the /d switch to it to include the directories (folders) so the command looks like this below instead now.

attrib -r DIRECTORY\*.* /s /d

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i have created sub-folders for the hundreds of artists that i have mp3s of. I have realized that it severly slows down any search functions built into windows itself or wmp11. Is there any software or steps i could follow to delete the folders only, and not the files inside them. i looked briefly and thought that i would go to a forum to ask advice. Please help.

A:delete folders, not what's in them?

Hello, welcome to TSF

Unfortunately, there is no easy way (atleast one that is known to me). I can think of two ways you can get your music out.

1. Manually cut, paste and delete
2. Use the search function, looking for files with the MP3 extension and let it search. It should list all your files (eventually) then just copy them all and paste them somewhere.

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Through some obvious fault of my own, and probably during one of two complete Windows 7 Ultimate reinstalls, I ended up with four of five folders within my ?ProgramData? folder that appear to belong to another user. Since I am the only user on the system, and since Win 7 tells me that I need permission from myself to access these files, I was confused.

Two of these folders had data from both Nero, and Nuance. Attempting to upgrade either of these applications failed, probably due the protected, or read-only, status of these folders. While I couldn't erase them, I was able to rename them. While that then cause both applications to fail, reinstalling these applications with straightforward, and I'm no longer locked out of these folders.

That just leaves the two folders that I renamed, and am unable to delete under any circumstances. I even tried booting the system under a standalone Linux, and any attempt to delete these folders failed there also. This situation is more of a net, or annoyance, then any major problem, but I would be happy to listen to anyone's ideas about how I might delete these folders.

Thanks for your time.

JLOB

A:Can't delete folders,,,,,

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JLOB


Through some obvious fault of my own, and probably during one of two complete Windows 7 Ultimate reinstalls, I ended up with four of five folders within my ?ProgramData? folder that appear to belong to another user. Since I am the only user on the system, and since Win 7 tells me that I need permission from myself to access these files, I was confused.

Two of these folders had data from both Nero, and Nuance. Attempting to upgrade either of these applications failed, probably due the protected, or read-only, status of these folders. While I couldn't erase them, I was able to rename them. While that then cause both applications to fail, reinstalling these applications with straightforward, and I'm no longer locked out of these folders.

That just leaves the two folders that I renamed, and am unable to delete under any circumstances. I even tried booting the system under a standalone Linux, and any attempt to delete these folders failed there also. This situation is more of a net, or annoyance, then any major problem, but I would be happy to listen to anyone's ideas about how I might delete these folders.

Thanks for your time.

JLOB



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You need to take ownership of the files/folders. Go here and download the shortcut which will add the take ownership to your right click context menu. Simply right click the folders and they are yours to do with as you wish. Take O... Read more

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i have tried everything nearly to delete a few folders i have but no success... any ideas ?? i cant remember every way i tried but i tried programs like unlocker, killbox and nothing. tried closing explorer in task mgr and no go. tried through cmd and no go. i ran a hijack this log and noticed that there are quite a few with "file missing" or "no file". here is the log. any ideas what i can do
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:47:50 PM, on 4/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\lazarus\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

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Hi,
After a very bad infestation I could not access the folder options, nor connect to any anti virus page to download it. Yes, I usually do not have any anti virus installed because I do not browse internet too often.
So I followed a bad link and ... puff!
Finally I managed to get rid of all the downloaders and trojans. One of them, I remember was vundo.
I deleted all the folders in my hard drive minus 2:
- One folder contained all the info I don't want to miss. Could not back up because is ~100 gb.
- One folder that was in the documents and settings folder that I cannot delete.

I deleted all other folders and files, including windows and reinstalled windows xp.

I logged in secure mode and still could not erase it. I used the program "remover" and could remove some subfolders, but it does not work with many other subfolders.
The subfolders I cannot erase look empty when I put the pointer on them, but show other subfolders when scanned with avira antivirus. If I try to access those subfolder windows xp shows the message
"C:\route\foldername is not accesible
Access is denied"
if I try to delete it normaly it will show
"cannot delte Foldername: Access is denied"

I changed the name of the folders using the program "remover" just to be sure in case that there are still some trojans there, since I cannot see what are the information contained.

Could some one give some hits about what could I do to remove that folder?
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A:Cannot delete folders

OK, I figured how to fix the problem.
Here is the deal, in case any one else can use it.

First read the following link about how to own folders.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp
Once I owned all folders and files was easy to erase everything.

I had a couple of files that could not be deleted , even when owned. But "Unlocker" helped with that.

Thank you to every body who make this forum possible.
 

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A:What are these folders/can I delete them?

The $UPGRADE.~OS Folder contains the temp. installation files when you upgraded from your previous OS. Do NOT delete them manually. Perform a disk clean up, (Check the tick box where it says 'Temporary OS upgrade files (it might differ)' or something) and the folder will disappear. I'm not sure about that second folder, can u post a screen shot once your inside the folder?

Hope this helps,
C.Guy

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I have a Dell XP 710 with four SATA hard drives. When I was installing Vista on the new C:\ drive the secondary drive was D:\ from the old OS. On the D:\ I have two files called Windows and oldProgram Files. I want to delete them but it won't let me know matter what I've tried. I'm thinking with the Intel Core2 it was using D:\ as a cache drive or something for more speed but it doesn't now and I would just like to delete those two files :-( I have even went to the Command prompt and went to D:\ Drive as the administrator and it won't let me delete the files even individually. I might have put Vista on D to start with and then put it on c:\ It's kind of one of those things that just bug the heck out of you but do no harm. Thought of just buying another hard drive just to get rid of those two dang files. PLEASE someone help me on this. Remember the D drive was with the Dell when this all started and might be partitioned. I'm pretty savy with computers but not on this I guess. Some have told me to reformat or go get a new hard drive.
 

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hi

copied my music folder onto a external hdd, some of the files have become corrupted or unreadable and now i cant delete them from the drive and the ones i have managed to delete are stuck in my recycle bin which i can no longer empty. when deleting the folder from the hdd drive i get 'cannot delete <folder name> the directory is not empty' and when i try to empty my recycle bin i get 'cannot read file. cannot read from source file or disk' when i try to delete some of the folders in the recycle bin i get either that the file is corrupted and unreadable or that it cannot read from source disk, i tried to run dskchk and it did something but i still cant delete the files on the external hdd

please can someone help me out?
 

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I recently changed my OS to Windows 8 to see what all the fuss was about.
I have returned to 7 but the Folders that 8 created can't be deleted.

When pressing the delete function it appears to be recycling the folder as requested.
After a few minutes it gives up a box that states "You'll need to provide Administrator permission to delete Folder" The options are Cancel & Skip, or Continue.
On pressing continue it continues to run for a couple of minutes before another pop up box appears stating "Need permission from philip-PC/admin to make changes.
This is me! There are no other users on my PC.

I have two of these files and they are taking up approx 20Gb which I could really use for better things.
Is there anyone who could help?

Thank you

A:Can't delete old folders

Try this .... Windows.old Folder - Delete

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I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro today. It left a few folders and when I attempt to delete them, I get the message, "You need permission to perform this action"

"You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this folder"

I don't have a clue what to do. Please help.

Thanks

A:Please help me delete some folders

Are you an administrator on the machine or a standard user ?

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Hi,

I am trying to delete several folders on my second hard drive, but it brings up an error stating they cannot be deleted as they are in use by another program or person. As far as I can tell they are not in use by anyone. I have tried to delete them in safe mode and that doesn't work either. Virus and adware scans bring up nothing and I am at a loss as to what to do. I can delete other folders on the same drive, just not this selection. I can't move them or copy them either. Any suggestions most welcome!

Thanks,
Tess
 

A:Cant delete folders?

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Can i delete this folders?

C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

or any folders that i can delete, ?

And dont ask me why i want to delete it, well i dont like to have things doing nothing in my computer thats why...
 

A:Folders to delete?

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Hello all,

Im running an awesome western digital essentials 320GB USB hard drive its great i leave it plugged in all the time on an always on PC its really great and the drive stores every picture and mp3 i have.

when trying to do some maintenance on my music collection i noticed that some folders wont delete, it says something about it being in use at this time.

occasionally if i keep jamming away at the DEL button it will eventually be removed (trying every ten mins or so)

ive checked the security tabs and there is no restrictions in place for this drive and i have no special drivers for it or any other unusual security features.

its an irritation now its been going on for about a yeah and now i have lots of empty folders.

any tips?

A:can not delete folders

Welcome
Maybe this will help
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
or
Maybe this
http://winhlp.com/node/39

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There are 2 folders on my newly "reset" w10 laptop desktop. I've tried the permissions and security settings changes that are all over the internet and I've tried the read only removal method but I need permission to change any of these permissions and all I get is an error report telling me I need permission. Only one account on the computer and it is the administrator account. I've tried IObit and Malware removal/unlocking tools but either there is nothing to unlock, or as far as the software is concerned there is nothing to delete. One folder has 2 shortcuts in and one has a .txt file in. How do I get rid of this garbage please?
 

A:cant delete folders

I didn't really solve this, I just re-reset the computer and used the delete files option
 

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Hello

By accident i installed Windows Vista on my my secondary hard drive and not my primary.
My secondary holds all my music and pictures etc...
I tried to delete all the operating system folders but im left with "Program Files" and "Windows"
When i try to delete them i get the message "You need permission to perform this action"
Can anyone help me delete these two folders because they are taking up space i need?

Thank you
Tom
 

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Hi,

I come across this a lot:

I can delete all contents of a folder, but not the folder itself. After hibernation or restart, I can delete the folder just fine. What gives?

I am running an administrator account and I've turned off the UAE.

Thanks
 

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Hi, i have over 100 different folders in Internet Explorer. Since the computer is for another family member i need to clean it all. I do not find the posssibility to delete them, except one by one.

Do not want to reinstall IE either.

Any suggestions to get over with it fast?

thanks,

Fran?ois

A:is there a way to delete all the IE folders

What folders do you mean - The favourites? I only have 18 in My program files/Internet explorer.

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windows 7

right click desktop, new, folder. That is the folders I can not delete

I made folders to store pictures, junk etc. These folders can not be deleted by windows even in safe mode.

I can make another folder and stick it in the folder I am trying to delete. example one folder is titled junk, I can make a folder and stick it inside folder titled junk and delete the folder, but soon as I do a new folder titled junk is back on my desktop. file names can not be changed .
To sum this up the folders can't be deleted and if I find a way to delete one it pops back up once it is deleted.

A:Can not delete folders

Are you logged in with a non-administrative account?

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Hello fellow members,
In my workings with Windows 7, I have come across a few folders that have been created by the system or and installation, they are all locked and are a number/letter combination type name. The first contains a copy of iesetup.exe dated 2/8/2009. The second contains an MPsigStub.exe dated 5/21/10, the third has an amd64 folder that shows up as empty, I didn't have show hidden files on. The fourth has another iesetup.exe same date, ie8.msu same date, a .dll same date and a eula.rtf dated 2/12/09. I do not believe that they are required but I have been wrong enough times to ask more learned and experienced people about it. May I safely delete them?
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc

A:Are these Folders Necessary or can I delete.

Best approach would be to back them up to a separate folder on an external drive, then delete them from the hdd. If all runs well say for a week or so, you can delete the backup, if things start messing up, just restore those files/folders.

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i got some folders on my drive that i didn't put there and when i go to try to delete them it says i need permission from an account that doesn't even exist on my computer i tried to give myself full control rights but it tells me it can't do it and these folders have weird names like 0b22434740a8c5a86c9af48a there is 8 of these folders i would appreciate any help you can give

A:Can't delete folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by anqnbldnfn81


i got some folders on my drive that i didn't put there and when i go to try to delete them it says i need permission from an account that doesn't even exist on my computer i tried to give myself full control rights but it tells me it can't do it and these folders have weird names like 0b22434740a8c5a86c9af48a there is 8 of these folders i would appreciate any help you can give


I suspect these are folders that were created when you installed applications. If that is the case the owner should be "trusted installer" You can either
take ownership. instructions here Take Ownership Shortcut

or
add yourself to the trusted installer group.

Let us know if you need help with this

Ken J+

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I have a computer that's running Win XP. It's a fairly old desktop. I'm trying to go through and uninstall/delete unnecessary software and/or folders. The problem I'm having is the folders won't delete. At first they will, but when I reboot.....they're back. These are the lesser important folders (xerox, microsoft frontpage, etc.).

So far I been using Revo Uninstall and also I tried to unlock the folders then delete.....nothing.

It's not really that important, it's just bothering me.

Thanks,
Craig

A:Folders will not delete

Craig might I suggest just for to try you run a sfc and a chkdsk in safe mode if necessary.

The other option is to go into the registry and look for the software keys and delete them there but do back up the registry before you do that. If things go belly up you can always merge back the registry entries
Registry - Backup and Restore am not sure if it applicable to XP but would not be that different.

The type regedit in the Stat window > run as admin > go to the HKEYs LOCAL MACHINE and CURRENT USER open up the Software see my pic for just an example you must make sure you are on the software you want to get rid of and it must be done as admin controlled. If you are not sure please post back for help.

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Hi,

I have just noticed that I can't delete 2 of my folders on one of my hard drives. It is not on the C drive. I get the following message,

This is no longer located in F:/programs/spectrasonics/sage/sage/libraries/userlibraries/convertedrexfiles. Verify the items location and try again.

I have tried rebooting in safe mode and shift delete. I have ownership of the Drive so it isn't that.

Any ideas please?

A:Can't Delete Some Folders

The only thing that comes to mind here is some glitch with the master file table on the drive, which shows the files as still existing when they have been deleted - I have not seen this type of error for a long time but you may want to try a chkdsk on the drive and see if any errors are shown.

if you right click on the drive and select tools there is an option there - although you may be better running the command itself from within a command prompt or even from the install DVD's command prompt.

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Reinstalled Vista yesterday, unfortunately had to install on D: as i could not free up enough space on C: Problem now is that i can't delete the old windows folder or it's contents on C: so i have 10GB+ wasted on this folder alone. I am having similar issues with other programs like Adobe.

I have tried turning off and on UAC.

Have been into folder properties/security/advanced/owners and changed ownership to my user name, with the option for "replace owner on sub folders and objects" also selected.

I still am told that i need permission.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Can't Delete Folders

I understand that you want to remove windows.old

Windows.old Folder - Delete


Be sure that you have everything backed up or installed on the computer before deleting.

Use an adminstrator account

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