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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 5:33:04 PM

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My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box where the
check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it, it goes
away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and when I
bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the folders.

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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 10:54:20 PM

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Hi,

Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder and that
attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only applicable to
files.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
> My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box where
> the
> check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it, it
> goes
> away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and when I
> bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
> I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
> folders.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 10:54:21 PM

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You are correct. It is the Read Only box.
Well all I want to do is delete a folder, how do I do that? It refuses to
delete.

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder and that
> attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only applicable to
> files.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
> > My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box where
> > the
> > check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it, it
> > goes
> > away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and when I
> > bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
> > I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
> > folders.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:29:32 AM

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Hi,

The "read only" attribute has nothing to do with an inability to delete a
folder. What, specifically, happens when you try to delete it? Normally, a
refusal to delete means either the use has insufficient privileges or that a
file in the folder is in use.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E71D05FF-B1FB-48DE-971D-948B71CBE30B@microsoft.com...
> You are correct. It is the Read Only box.
> Well all I want to do is delete a folder, how do I do that? It refuses to
> delete.
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder and
>> that
>> attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only applicable to
>> files.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
>> > My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box
>> > where
>> > the
>> > check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it, it
>> > goes
>> > away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and
>> > when I
>> > bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
>> > I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
>> > folders.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:29:33 AM

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When I try to delete the folder (right click, select delete) I receive an
error:

"Error Deleting File or Folder"

and the details list:

"..Cannot delete "(the name of the folder)" It is being used by another
person or program.
Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.."

Now the folder is empty and verified by enabling to view hidden folders.

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The "read only" attribute has nothing to do with an inability to delete a
> folder. What, specifically, happens when you try to delete it? Normally, a
> refusal to delete means either the use has insufficient privileges or that a
> file in the folder is in use.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E71D05FF-B1FB-48DE-971D-948B71CBE30B@microsoft.com...
> > You are correct. It is the Read Only box.
> > Well all I want to do is delete a folder, how do I do that? It refuses to
> > delete.
> >
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder and
> >> that
> >> attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only applicable to
> >> files.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
> >> > My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box
> >> > where
> >> > the
> >> > check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it, it
> >> > goes
> >> > away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and
> >> > when I
> >> > bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
> >> > I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
> >> > folders.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:29:34 AM

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What is the name of this folder and where is it located.

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"anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A0B4C0B2-CF7F-4049-8F77-ED4EF900DDA4@microsoft.com...
> When I try to delete the folder (right click, select delete) I receive an
> error:
>
> "Error Deleting File or Folder"
>
> and the details list:
>
> "..Cannot delete "(the name of the folder)" It is being used by another
> person or program.
> Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.."
>
> Now the folder is empty and verified by enabling to view hidden folders.
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> The "read only" attribute has nothing to do with an inability to delete a
>> folder. What, specifically, happens when you try to delete it? Normally,
>> a
>> refusal to delete means either the use has insufficient privileges or
>> that a
>> file in the folder is in use.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:E71D05FF-B1FB-48DE-971D-948B71CBE30B@microsoft.com...
>> > You are correct. It is the Read Only box.
>> > Well all I want to do is delete a folder, how do I do that? It refuses
>> > to
>> > delete.
>> >
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder
>> >> and
>> >> that
>> >> attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only applicable
>> >> to
>> >> files.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
>> >> > My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box
>> >> > where
>> >> > the
>> >> > check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it,
>> >> > it
>> >> > goes
>> >> > away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and
>> >> > when I
>> >> > bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
>> >> > I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
>> >> > folders.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:29:35 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

It is in "My Documents" and lists as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\My Documents\bible\The Bible is God's Word

I also noticed that I can't change the name of the folder either.

"pcbutts1" wrote:

> What is the name of this folder and where is it located.
>
> --
>
>
> The best live web video on the internet http://www.seedsv.com/webdemo.htm
> NEW Embedded system W/Linux. We now sell DVR cards.
> See it all at http://www.seedsv.com/products.htm
> Sharpvision simply the best http://www.seedsv.com
>
>
>
> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A0B4C0B2-CF7F-4049-8F77-ED4EF900DDA4@microsoft.com...
> > When I try to delete the folder (right click, select delete) I receive an
> > error:
> >
> > "Error Deleting File or Folder"
> >
> > and the details list:
> >
> > "..Cannot delete "(the name of the folder)" It is being used by another
> > person or program.
> > Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.."
> >
> > Now the folder is empty and verified by enabling to view hidden folders.
> >
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> The "read only" attribute has nothing to do with an inability to delete a
> >> folder. What, specifically, happens when you try to delete it? Normally,
> >> a
> >> refusal to delete means either the use has insufficient privileges or
> >> that a
> >> file in the folder is in use.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:E71D05FF-B1FB-48DE-971D-948B71CBE30B@microsoft.com...
> >> > You are correct. It is the Read Only box.
> >> > Well all I want to do is delete a folder, how do I do that? It refuses
> >> > to
> >> > delete.
> >> >
> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder
> >> >> and
> >> >> that
> >> >> attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only applicable
> >> >> to
> >> >> files.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >>
> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >>
> >> >> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box
> >> >> > where
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it,
> >> >> > it
> >> >> > goes
> >> >> > away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and
> >> >> > when I
> >> >> > bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
> >> >> > I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
> >> >> > folders.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:29:36 AM

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Login as a different user with admin rights, navigate to that folder then
delete it.

--


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NEW Embedded system W/Linux. We now sell DVR cards.
See it all at http://www.seedsv.com/products.htm
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"anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:524A59FA-5CD7-47D3-AC3E-09AF094273AE@microsoft.com...
> It is in "My Documents" and lists as follows:
> C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\My Documents\bible\The Bible is God's Word
>
> I also noticed that I can't change the name of the folder either.
>
> "pcbutts1" wrote:
>
>> What is the name of this folder and where is it located.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> The best live web video on the internet http://www.seedsv.com/webdemo.htm
>> NEW Embedded system W/Linux. We now sell DVR cards.
>> See it all at http://www.seedsv.com/products.htm
>> Sharpvision simply the best http://www.seedsv.com
>>
>>
>>
>> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A0B4C0B2-CF7F-4049-8F77-ED4EF900DDA4@microsoft.com...
>> > When I try to delete the folder (right click, select delete) I receive
>> > an
>> > error:
>> >
>> > "Error Deleting File or Folder"
>> >
>> > and the details list:
>> >
>> > "..Cannot delete "(the name of the folder)" It is being used by another
>> > person or program.
>> > Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.."
>> >
>> > Now the folder is empty and verified by enabling to view hidden
>> > folders.
>> >
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> The "read only" attribute has nothing to do with an inability to
>> >> delete a
>> >> folder. What, specifically, happens when you try to delete it?
>> >> Normally,
>> >> a
>> >> refusal to delete means either the use has insufficient privileges or
>> >> that a
>> >> file in the folder is in use.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:E71D05FF-B1FB-48DE-971D-948B71CBE30B@microsoft.com...
>> >> > You are correct. It is the Read Only box.
>> >> > Well all I want to do is delete a folder, how do I do that? It
>> >> > refuses
>> >> > to
>> >> > delete.
>> >> >
>> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder
>> >> >> and
>> >> >> that
>> >> >> attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only
>> >> >> applicable
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> files.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The
>> >> >> > box
>> >> >> > where
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove
>> >> >> > it,
>> >> >> > it
>> >> >> > goes
>> >> >> > away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> > when I
>> >> >> > bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened
>> >> >> > again.
>> >> >> > I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > folders.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
July 8, 2005 12:41:01 AM

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"anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
> My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box where
the
> check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it, it
goes
> away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and when I
> bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
> I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
folders.
All folders on everybody's XP computers have the write protection box set.
There is nothing here to fix; most likely the bit that enables write
protection on files is used for something else on folders.
Jim
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 1:47:03 AM

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You need a simple program called WhoLockMe to find out what process has the
file locked and blocking deletion. Once you find the process simply go into
the task manager and then end the process and you will be able to delete the
folder. http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/index.php
TTFN
--
There are three types of people in computing, those that can count and those
that can't.
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 10:03:50 AM

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Hi,

Start/run cmd

From the prompt, run:

RD /s /q %userprofile%\My Documents\Bible\The Bible is God's Word

Assuming that last part is the actual folder name.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A0B4C0B2-CF7F-4049-8F77-ED4EF900DDA4@microsoft.com...
> When I try to delete the folder (right click, select delete) I receive an
> error:
>
> "Error Deleting File or Folder"
>
> and the details list:
>
> "..Cannot delete "(the name of the folder)" It is being used by another
> person or program.
> Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.."
>
> Now the folder is empty and verified by enabling to view hidden folders.
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> The "read only" attribute has nothing to do with an inability to delete a
>> folder. What, specifically, happens when you try to delete it? Normally,
>> a
>> refusal to delete means either the use has insufficient privileges or
>> that a
>> file in the folder is in use.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:E71D05FF-B1FB-48DE-971D-948B71CBE30B@microsoft.com...
>> > You are correct. It is the Read Only box.
>> > Well all I want to do is delete a folder, how do I do that? It refuses
>> > to
>> > delete.
>> >
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Are you referring to "read only"? If so, that is normal on a folder
>> >> and
>> >> that
>> >> attribute is ignored by the system. The attribute is only applicable
>> >> to
>> >> files.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:9FC6D6BE-C73D-45DF-BA57-F496D7450418@microsoft.com...
>> >> > My write protection seems to be activated on all folders. The box
>> >> > where
>> >> > the
>> >> > check is supposed to be is blackened and when I click to remove it,
>> >> > it
>> >> > goes
>> >> > away. However when I try to remove the folder an error pops up and
>> >> > when I
>> >> > bring up the properties again it shows the box is blackened again.
>> >> > I don't seem to have a problem with files, it only seems to be the
>> >> > folders.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 10:50:01 AM

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Thx Unknown P;
I downloaded the program and ran it. It showed that msn messenger was
locking it. I closed messenger and it still would not release. I reboot the
computer and closed messenger upon startup and ran the "wholockedme" and it
showed that it encountered an error an had to close. I attempted to delete
the folder and sure enough it deleted.
I still don't know why messenger had it locked out, but I think the reboot
fixed it. before the reboot I checked the running processes but it didn't
show it active.
Anyway, it's corrected, thank you all for your help, all of you and your
assistance have been valuable.
thank you


"The Unknown P" wrote:

> You need a simple program called WhoLockMe to find out what process has the
> file locked and blocking deletion. Once you find the process simply go into
> the task manager and then end the process and you will be able to delete the
> folder. http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/index.php
> TTFN
> --
> There are three types of people in computing, those that can count and those
> that can't.
>
>
July 9, 2005 11:49:57 PM

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I seem to have that problem quite a bit...except I believed it was the MSN
Desktop Search thingy blocking it. I removed it and installed Google
Desktop Search and the problem disappeared straight away. Google is way
better anyway in my opinion.
Damo

"anothen" <anothen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FB1750EB-678A-44B0-B3D3-0CDEECF12D5D@microsoft.com...
> Thx Unknown P;
> I downloaded the program and ran it. It showed that msn messenger was
> locking it. I closed messenger and it still would not release. I reboot
> the
> computer and closed messenger upon startup and ran the "wholockedme" and
> it
> showed that it encountered an error an had to close. I attempted to
> delete
> the folder and sure enough it deleted.
> I still don't know why messenger had it locked out, but I think the reboot
> fixed it. before the reboot I checked the running processes but it didn't
> show it active.
> Anyway, it's corrected, thank you all for your help, all of you and your
> assistance have been valuable.
> thank you
>
>
> "The Unknown P" wrote:
>
>> You need a simple program called WhoLockMe to find out what process has
>> the
>> file locked and blocking deletion. Once you find the process simply go
>> into
>> the task manager and then end the process and you will be able to delete
>> the
>> folder. http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/index.php
>> TTFN
>> --
>> There are three types of people in computing, those that can count and
>> those
>> that can't.
>>
>>
August 30, 2005 7:32:04 AM

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Hi there,

I'm having a similar problem deleting files from "c:\Documents and
Settings\All Users\Documents"

I get a mesage saying
"Cannot delete file : Access is Denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write protected
and that the file is not currentky in use"

I tried that program "who lock me" and it shows that NO-ONE has locked the
file (other than windows explorer I am using to look at it)

My user is an administrator, and I am the only user logged into the computer.

Anyone any ideas?
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