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"Error deleting folder:"

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  1. nanotorious

    nanotorious Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    Has anyone ever get this message, "Error deleting folder:" ? :confused:
    I encountered this when I tried to delete some folders (originated from another computer that I tried to back up, including an "applications" folder).
    They are quite large in size so I would like to get rid of them.
    Anyone with a knowledge to share, please help.
    Methods I have tried are:
    -ending explorer.exe and using cmd to delete
    -safemode and delete (and cmd)

    ....thank you so much in advance :D
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    How large are they? And how much space do you have allotted to your recycle bin? Is it empty?

    Can you delete files within these folders?
     
  3. nanotorious

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    The main folder itself is >200megs. I can delete some of the subfolders, but there are many. The ones I can't delete are .app files and probably some others I haven't dug into. Thanks for the reply Rollin'.
    ...if only there was a program that could override all the retrictions and delete the folders at the user's command.
     
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