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Anonymous
July 19, 2005 3:22:01 AM

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I have two files that I am unable to access, delete or rename.

If I try to open them a window comes up saying "access denied".

I have administrator rights but this does not help.

How can I get rid of these files?

Thanks
--
Hotdog Dave

More about : delete access file

July 19, 2005 5:34:46 AM

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Where, which type(s) and from what origin? More info needed. In the
meantime:

Can't Delete a File or Folder in XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del

You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;Q320081

Sysinternals: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...
http://www.sysinternals.com/files/procexpnt.zip

WipeDir: http://www.skaro.net/wipedir/

WhoLockMe Explorer Extension v1.04 beta (NT-Win2K-XP)
http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/

Inuse.exe: File-In-Use Replace Utility
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/to...

How to replace in-use files at Windows restart
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://s...

Troubleshooting, Removing and/or Cleaning Add or Remove Programs
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm#addremove


--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"Hotdog Dave" <HotdogDave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 32ACB4B-32C1-4AAE-AE4D-A54FB74D967F@microsoft.com...
>I have two files that I am unable to access, delete or rename.
>
> If I try to open them a window comes up saying "access denied".
>
> I have administrator rights but this does not help.
>
> How can I get rid of these files?
>
> Thanks
> --
> Hotdog Dave
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 5:41:02 AM

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Thanks for that Kelly.

I should have said 'folder' not 'file'. It's just your regular folder
created to hold some documents but can't access.
--
Hotdog Dave


"Kelly" wrote:

> Where, which type(s) and from what origin? More info needed. In the
> meantime:
>
> Can't Delete a File or Folder in XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del
>
> You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;Q320081
>
> Sysinternals: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...
> http://www.sysinternals.com/files/procexpnt.zip
>
> WipeDir: http://www.skaro.net/wipedir/
>
> WhoLockMe Explorer Extension v1.04 beta (NT-Win2K-XP)
> http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/
>
> Inuse.exe: File-In-Use Replace Utility
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/to...
>
> How to replace in-use files at Windows restart
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://s...
>
> Troubleshooting, Removing and/or Cleaning Add or Remove Programs
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm#addremove
>
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
>
> "Hotdog Dave" <HotdogDave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 32ACB4B-32C1-4AAE-AE4D-A54FB74D967F@microsoft.com...
> >I have two files that I am unable to access, delete or rename.
> >
> > If I try to open them a window comes up saying "access denied".
> >
> > I have administrator rights but this does not help.
> >
> > How can I get rid of these files?
> >
> > Thanks
> > --
> > Hotdog Dave
>
>
>
Related resources
July 19, 2005 5:49:03 AM

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

Normally when you can't seem to access something or delete whatever, you
should consider going to safe mode... he he always works. XD

"Hotdog Dave" wrote:

> Thanks for that Kelly.
>
> I should have said 'folder' not 'file'. It's just your regular folder
> created to hold some documents but can't access.
> --
> Hotdog Dave
>
>
> "Kelly" wrote:
>
> > Where, which type(s) and from what origin? More info needed. In the
> > meantime:
> >
> > Can't Delete a File or Folder in XP
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del
> >
> > You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;Q320081
> >
> > Sysinternals: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...
> > http://www.sysinternals.com/files/procexpnt.zip
> >
> > WipeDir: http://www.skaro.net/wipedir/
> >
> > WhoLockMe Explorer Extension v1.04 beta (NT-Win2K-XP)
> > http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/
> >
> > Inuse.exe: File-In-Use Replace Utility
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/to...
> >
> > How to replace in-use files at Windows restart
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://s...
> >
> > Troubleshooting, Removing and/or Cleaning Add or Remove Programs
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_a.htm#addremove
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > All the Best,
> > Kelly (MS-MVP)
> >
> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
> >
> >
> >
> > "Hotdog Dave" <HotdogDave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:D 32ACB4B-32C1-4AAE-AE4D-A54FB74D967F@microsoft.com...
> > >I have two files that I am unable to access, delete or rename.
> > >
> > > If I try to open them a window comes up saying "access denied".
> > >
> > > I have administrator rights but this does not help.
> > >
> > > How can I get rid of these files?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > --
> > > Hotdog Dave
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 11:31:31 AM

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What is the name of the file ?

NIK

"Hotdog Dave" <HotdogDave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 32ACB4B-32C1-4AAE-AE4D-A54FB74D967F@microsoft.com...
>I have two files that I am unable to access, delete or rename.
>
> If I try to open them a window comes up saying "access denied".
>
> I have administrator rights but this does not help.
>
> How can I get rid of these files?
>
> Thanks
> --
> Hotdog Dave
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 5:43:58 PM

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

Hotdog Dave wrote:

> I have two files that I am unable to access, delete or rename.
>
> If I try to open them a window comes up saying "access denied".
>
> I have administrator rights but this does not help.
>
> How can I get rid of these files?
Hi,

See if taking ownership helps:

"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810881

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421


Note this one from KB308421:

<quote>
If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must
start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account
that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
</quote>


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