Solved: unable to remove files/folders in C:\WINNT\TEMP

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gero

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PLEASE HELP! In my Win-2000 sp4 PC, I am unable to remove files and folders in the C:\WINNT\TEMP folder, even as Administrator !!.

The TEMP folder has the following subfolders:
-Temporary Internet Files, -Cookies, -History, -unz52.tmp -NAILogs and - Webshots.Temp. even after having uninstalled WebShoots alltogether.
All thes are just stubborn !! :-( The error is either "Access denied..." or "File in use..." even tried -to no avail- in Fail Safe mode, or in Command mode, or even outside the current shell.

I have identical machines/OS, where the TEMP folder can be cleaned w/o any trouble. This machine used to have several parasites of the "websearch.com" sort (WinTools and HuntBar variants). Is it possible that some traces remain, which somehow left those folders limp, or perhaps for (or worse, IN) malicous use ???
please advice !! THANKS :)
 

cybertech

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Right click on the temp folder and go to properties, Security tab, click add, add your self, click ok, not make sure you have Full Control (all boxes checked under Allow), click OK. Now try the delete again.
 

gero

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THANKS !!! cybertech 4 the hint !
Full control was already there, but one step further was OWNERSHIP !!
I gave (transfered) adminitrator the owner rights, and THAT did it.
Afterwards I was able to remove them one by one. Some needed several iterations, but finally TEMP is clean ! :)
 
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