we have a post before. you may try to use Advanced Sharing instead of
sharing. Or this post may help.
Can't unshare a folder that was ...
3 posts - 1 author - Last post: May 25, 2008
result. You could not stop sharing the ..."You could not stop sharing
the selected folder." It tells me some items are still shared. test ...
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"dreemsnake" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I was cleaning up my documents before doing a backup and found an old
> folder that belonged to my husband. Since he transferred this, it no
> longer needed to be on my machine so I tried to delete it. It wouldn't
> delete the folder because it said that it was shared. There is nothing
> to indicate this folder or any of the files in it are shared (no
> pictures of hands, etc. on the folder icon, etc.).
> Anyway, I found out this is how he transferred the files but he no
> longer needs them on my machine. I tried to turn off sharing and it
> would not let me. When I chose "Stop Sharing," it said, "This may take
> a few minutes," then ran for a bit. Then it said, "You could not stop
> sharing the selected folder." There was a link underneath that said,
> "Click here for more information on why you could not stop sharing this
> folder." I clicked on the link and it said, "This folder is in a shared
> The folder it is in is my Documents folder, and I can delete any and
> all of my documents and any of the other folders. The reason makes no
> All I want to do is delete this folder. Any ideas? Thank you.