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Old 10-17-2009
danllrr
 

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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". 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 with WIC settings and allowing myself
WDAC privileges...but nothing....anything??? HELP!


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Old 10-18-2009
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Re: Destination folder access denied!

danllrr;1170196 Wrote:
> 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!


Hi -

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
account.

To hide the account after use, change YES to NO

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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