Re: Destination folder access denied!
> Running Windows Vista x64
> I'm sure this has been posted many times before... I've tried
> everything, though. I "reformatted" while protecting all my data...which
> was left in a folder called "BACKUP". (Exact location is C:\BACKUP). The
> contents of the folder is Program Files, Program Files (x86), User, and
> WINDOWS. None of the files are in use. I would like to delete it, as it
> is hogging 30gb. I have tried taking ownership by right clicking and
> going to security, selecting full ownership...I have also taken full
> ownership in cmd prompt....I have tried this in Normal Windows as well
> as in Safe Mode (all with administrator privileges). I've tried: rd
> filename /s in cmd prompt, too....and it says "access denied". I have
> tried deleting individual files, and can get some of them removed but
> not all of them. Oh yeah, I also tried changing WIC settings and
> allowing myself WDAC privileges, AND I've tried disabling UAC...but
> nothing....anything??? HELP!
Are you using an elevated administrative cmd/DOS prompt -
START | *cmd.exe*
Another method that may work - activate the hidden admin account -
From an elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt -
*net user administrator /active:yes*
Log off your account; at the logon screen you'll find the Administrator
To hide the account after use, change YES to NO
Regards. . .