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can`t delete download folders

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by shadowshad437, Apr 20, 2011.

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  1. shadowshad437

    shadowshad437 Thread Starter

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    Why is it that i can`t delete a folder in my downloads?The folders are empty but still show up in my downloads.When i click delete i get the messages "you need permission to perform this action"and "you require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this folder" I am an administrator.Don't understand.
     
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    First have you tried turning it off and on?
    second you could try run command prompt as administartor and deleting it with that.
    click start > type cmd > right click cmd.exe and select run as administrator

    in the black box type "RD %userprofile%\downloads\foldertodelete" (or the full path to your downloads folder eg "C:\downloads\foldertodelete")

    hope that helps
     
  3. shadowshad437

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    Didn`t seem to work,couldn`t fide file path.Thanks anyway for your prompt reply.
     
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    If you have installed IE9, then, this is one of those "System" folders that IE 9 is going to use what the user account is used to download. Yes, IE 9 has messed with where one is going to download things. I don't think you are going to be able to remove it.
     
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