I know nothing of networks, unless we count the Internet. But I've been
using microcomputers (does that term date me?) since before MS-DOS, and
modern versions of some of the old DOS tricks still work better than the UI.
Open a Command Prompt window and use the Remove Directory (or rmdir or just
rd) command. A folder (directory) is not a file, so the Delete command
doesn't work. You must Remove a Directory, not Delete it. If the directory
is not empty, you will see an error message. But if you append the /s
switch to the rd command, it will delete the ENTIRE directory tree,
including all subdirectories and files. So, to eliminate a folder named
\Total, you would type at the Command Prompt line:
rd \Total /s
Then answer Yes to the Are you sure? question. You can bypass that question
by adding /q to the rd command.
As usual in the Command Prompt window, type the command followed by /? to
see a mini-Help file: rd /?
This assumes you have permission to remove that \Total folder, of course.
And you may need to run the Command Prompt as Administrator.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Mail 7.0 in Vista Ultimate x64)
"Sandy Wood" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I downloaded some app software to my Vista Desktop and after copying it to
> our network app location I tried to delete the folder. I received an error
> Destination Folder Access Denied - You need to confirm this operation.
> I've clicked Continue but the prompt keeps returning.
> The work-around I've found is to open the folder and first, delete
> everything inside the folder, navigate back to the Desktop and then I can
> delete the folder.
> Sandy Wood
> Orange County District Attorney