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Hello, I am one of the benefidiary of your site wherein i get lot of replies to solve my computer problems. Now i have a problem.Kindly help me out. I have downloaded some music file and stored in a folder. I wanted to delete the folder, but it says access denied. When i saw the properties it shows the file is read only. How to delete this folder. Similarly i have zip file it is also not being deleted. Kindly advice. regards, Balatv

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ich bin ein pyro
ich bin ein pyro

12 years ago

and why is it that you want to delete this file anyway? what i would do is delete every song and if they cannot be deleted, hide it but that only works if you want it deleted for memory not for hiding.

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

Thank you for the prompt reply and your advice. I just wanted to delete the file. When i could not delete it, i sought your help. This is the first time i am experiencing this sort of problem. Any how i got the answer through highly knowledgable forum. This fourm is always giving quick and correct solution to solve my problems. Pl continue your good work.

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

out of curiosity, what was wrong and how did you fix it?

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

Hello, Let me explain. I used to download songs from the net and store it in the pce in different folder according to the singer. I moved these songs from the folder to a different location. But it did not move to a new folder. When i wanted to open the original folder, it was opening stating that the access denied. To my surprise only one song used to play in the windows media player. So I wanted to delete the folder. As i could not delete, i sought the help of this forum.I Used KillBox software and deleted the cntents but not the folder name from the pc. First i renamed to a small name and deleted it. Let me thank this forum once again.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

12 years ago

Unless there is a special restriction somewhere (files stored into a folder that belongs to an other user for instance), it should be possible to remove the "read only" protection of your files. If you're under Windows, you right-click on your files, select "properties", and look somewhere there to un-check the "read only" checkbox.

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

Thank for the quick reply. I tried to change the attributes. When i press the apply button it is ok, but again it changes to read only file. That was my problem.

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gyromild
gyromild

Reply 12 years ago

Have you solve the problem? If the case is read-only keeps appearing, then I'm almost certain it's a problem with NTFS permission entry.

1) Disable Simple File Sharing:
- Open any folder
- Then go to Tool > Folder Options > View > Advanced Settings > Use Simple File Sharing
- Un-check it

2) Then:
- Right click on the folder and go to Sharing and Security > Security
- Click on your username, and check the box to allow Full Control under permission.
- Click OK, and try deleting the folder.

3) If that doesn't work, then you're going to have to remove the Inherited permission entry
- Right click on the folder and go to Sharing and Security > Security > Advanced
- Un-check the box Inherit from parent permission entry...
- Click Copy when prompted.
- Choose your username from the list, and click Edit
- Under Permission, again check to allow Full Control
- Click OK, and try deleting the folder.

4) If that still doesn't work, then it could possibly be a physical problem on your hard drive sector where the folder reside. Not much you can do here except buying a new hard drive :(

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gyromild
gyromild

12 years ago

1) Try deleting them using KillBox. I would suggest you use the Delete On Reboot option.

2) Or if you have administrator privileges, you can try:
- Right click and choose Sharing and Security.
- Click on your username, and check the box Allow Full Control
- Click OK, and try deleting them.

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

Thank you for the immediate reply. I used this software. before that i have rename to a shorter name and deleted the file on reboot. I could remove the contents but not the folder itself. The folder isempty and still in the pc.

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libertyshouts
libertyshouts

Reply 12 years ago

can answer to my prob. From where I can download vista theme

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libertyshouts
libertyshouts

12 years ago

Hello do anyone hve answer to my prob. From where I can download vista theme

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

12 years ago

Is it just me guys or did this guy tell us that we're going to help him. To the newbie (Seriously that's what you are): By chance are these "music" files on a non-rewrite-able cd/dvd? Folders do not just change their own permissions by themselves. If it's not deleting your filesystem is probably corrupt.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

> did this guy tell us that we're going to help him . I'm guessing that English is not balatv44's first language. I don't think he was trying to tell us to do anything, just worded his request a bit awkwardly. Judging by his responses in this thread, he is polite to a fault. . > Folders do not just change their own permissions by themselves . It is not uncommon, especially after a crash, to have files left open (if a file in a folder is open, you can't delete the folder). That's why ppl went to the trouble of writing utils such as KillBox and Unlocker. ;)

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

In my reply i only expressed my sincere thanks for the reply you hve given to my problem. In case it looked otherwise, I am sorry for this and i regret vey much. Earlier on many occassion i sued to get help from this august forum. If my english hurts any one i will withdraw my thread and assure you i will never come with the problem to this forum. Thank you for pointing out and with regards.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 12 years ago

It's okay my man, hopefully your time on instructables will help you learn a few more words and get the hang of english, it's a great thing, and one of the most complicated languages.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 12 years ago

Windows :p I've only had a problem with that with my mac once and all it took was a restart and I could delete the file.

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

I downloaded this file from a site.All other files which were downloaded could be deleted. The problem was i moved this file to a different location. Afterwards i wanted to delete the file. I could not delete this file. That is why i posed this problem.

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balatv44
balatv44

12 years ago

Hi, Thank you very much for your prompt reply . I could delete the file. Thanks again. I hve one more problem with windows XP. I hve installed windows xp pro home edition. It is in the C dirve. When i saw this drive in windows folder, it shows the total MB in this folder shown as 20GB. I feel tht this much space occupation by windows software looks on the high side. How to check this. I dont want to meddle with the software. Pl advice. regards,

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libertyshouts
libertyshouts

Reply 12 years ago

I think you should check the other drives. If, they have very less GB space. That means the sharing of your space is not proper.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. I'm only showing 3.5GB in my WinXP Pro directory, but I've deleted a bunch of stuff (although I seriously doubt it was 16+GB). Try right-clicking on the WINDOWS folder and select Properties.

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libertyshouts
libertyshouts

Reply 12 years ago

I think you should check the other drives. If, they have very less GB space. That means the sharing of your space is not proper.

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libertyshouts
libertyshouts

12 years ago

I think you should change the attribute to any other expect read only Want video..????

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

Thank you very much for your promt reply. I could arrest the problems.

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balatv44
balatv44

Reply 12 years ago

Thank you very much for your reply. You are always come to my rescue to solve my problems.