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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 4:20:01 AM

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I can't remove or get any properties or anything on a windows directory
C:\xxx.xxx is has a sub directy also titled xxx.xxx then a 1000 files that
are just numbered. Nothing will open them or allow them to be read. I want to
delete them but can't. I'm running XP home SP2.
--
JPB

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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 10:25:27 AM

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Hi,

Please see this link on "taking ownership" of a folder:
http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Taking_ownership

Then open a command prompt (start/run cmd) and navigate to the parent
directory of the folder to be deleted. From there, run "RD /s /q
<directory_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

"J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:96BA6511-3E06-4FF9-B0C0-0612D553BEB8@microsoft.com...
>I can't remove or get any properties or anything on a windows directory
> C:\xxx.xxx is has a sub directy also titled xxx.xxx then a 1000 files that
> are just numbered. Nothing will open them or allow them to be read. I want
> to
> delete them but can't. I'm running XP home SP2.
> --
> JPB
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 2:18:06 PM

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Tried it but windows claims it can't find the file. Under properties it only
shows the attribute read only and won't allow changes. I've tried this in
safe mode as well.
Thanks
--JPB
--
JPB


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Please see this link on "taking ownership" of a folder:
> http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Taking_ownership
>
> Then open a command prompt (start/run cmd) and navigate to the parent
> directory of the folder to be deleted. From there, run "RD /s /q
> <directory_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
>
> "J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:96BA6511-3E06-4FF9-B0C0-0612D553BEB8@microsoft.com...
> >I can't remove or get any properties or anything on a windows directory
> > C:\xxx.xxx is has a sub directy also titled xxx.xxx then a 1000 files that
> > are just numbered. Nothing will open them or allow them to be read. I want
> > to
> > delete them but can't. I'm running XP home SP2.
> > --
> > JPB
>
>
>
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June 9, 2005 9:35:14 PM

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permissions....

try deleting in safe mode

etc....

"J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:96BA6511-3E06-4FF9-B0C0-0612D553BEB8@microsoft.com...
>I can't remove or get any properties or anything on a windows directory
> C:\xxx.xxx is has a sub directy also titled xxx.xxx then a 1000 files that
> are just numbered. Nothing will open them or allow them to be read. I want
> to
> delete them but can't. I'm running XP home SP2.
> --
> JPB
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 1:31:00 AM

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Hi,

Which doesn't work, the ownership steps or the RD command? What is the
precise command you are typing and what exact message are you receiving?

--
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

"J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF1EECE2-3594-4477-8037-39C017E6CF3B@microsoft.com...
> Tried it but windows claims it can't find the file. Under properties it
> only
> shows the attribute read only and won't allow changes. I've tried this in
> safe mode as well.
> Thanks
> --JPB
> --
> JPB
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Please see this link on "taking ownership" of a folder:
>> http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Taking_ownership
>>
>> Then open a command prompt (start/run cmd) and navigate to the parent
>> directory of the folder to be deleted. From there, run "RD /s /q
>> <directory_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
>>
>> "J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:96BA6511-3E06-4FF9-B0C0-0612D553BEB8@microsoft.com...
>> >I can't remove or get any properties or anything on a windows directory
>> > C:\xxx.xxx is has a sub directy also titled xxx.xxx then a 1000 files
>> > that
>> > are just numbered. Nothing will open them or allow them to be read. I
>> > want
>> > to
>> > delete them but can't. I'm running XP home SP2.
>> > --
>> > JPB
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:50:01 AM

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I used the rd /s /q. The only message was file not found or something to that
effect. What I can't figure out is what app placed the directory there as I
can get no information from the files themselves.
Thanks.
--JPB
--
JPB


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Which doesn't work, the ownership steps or the RD command? What is the
> precise command you are typing and what exact message are you receiving?
>
> --
> 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
>
> "J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EF1EECE2-3594-4477-8037-39C017E6CF3B@microsoft.com...
> > Tried it but windows claims it can't find the file. Under properties it
> > only
> > shows the attribute read only and won't allow changes. I've tried this in
> > safe mode as well.
> > Thanks
> > --JPB
> > --
> > JPB
> >
> >
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Please see this link on "taking ownership" of a folder:
> >> http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Taking_ownership
> >>
> >> Then open a command prompt (start/run cmd) and navigate to the parent
> >> directory of the folder to be deleted. From there, run "RD /s /q
> >> <directory_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
> >>
> >> "J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:96BA6511-3E06-4FF9-B0C0-0612D553BEB8@microsoft.com...
> >> >I can't remove or get any properties or anything on a windows directory
> >> > C:\xxx.xxx is has a sub directy also titled xxx.xxx then a 1000 files
> >> > that
> >> > are just numbered. Nothing will open them or allow them to be read. I
> >> > want
> >> > to
> >> > delete them but can't. I'm running XP home SP2.
> >> > --
> >> > JPB
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 10:59:37 AM

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Hi,

The RD command is quite powerful, you may need to run a chkdsk (error
checking) on the drive.

--
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

"J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F913F26F-F5EC-4C6B-8911-CC6FCA527D5E@microsoft.com...
>I used the rd /s /q. The only message was file not found or something to
>that
> effect. What I can't figure out is what app placed the directory there as
> I
> can get no information from the files themselves.
> Thanks.
> --JPB
> --
> JPB
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Which doesn't work, the ownership steps or the RD command? What is the
>> precise command you are typing and what exact message are you receiving?
>>
>> --
>> 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
>>
>> "J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:EF1EECE2-3594-4477-8037-39C017E6CF3B@microsoft.com...
>> > Tried it but windows claims it can't find the file. Under properties it
>> > only
>> > shows the attribute read only and won't allow changes. I've tried this
>> > in
>> > safe mode as well.
>> > Thanks
>> > --JPB
>> > --
>> > JPB
>> >
>> >
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Please see this link on "taking ownership" of a folder:
>> >> http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Taking_ownership
>> >>
>> >> Then open a command prompt (start/run cmd) and navigate to the parent
>> >> directory of the folder to be deleted. From there, run "RD /s /q
>> >> <directory_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
>> >>
>> >> "J.P. Biddle" <JPBiddle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:96BA6511-3E06-4FF9-B0C0-0612D553BEB8@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I can't remove or get any properties or anything on a windows
>> >> >directory
>> >> > C:\xxx.xxx is has a sub directy also titled xxx.xxx then a 1000
>> >> > files
>> >> > that
>> >> > are just numbered. Nothing will open them or allow them to be read.
>> >> > I
>> >> > want
>> >> > to
>> >> > delete them but can't. I'm running XP home SP2.
>> >> > --
>> >> > JPB
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
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