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Sorry if this is a daft question but I am trying to change permissions for a folder Windows 7 will not let me delete and I am stuck because when I enter the file name and path in regedit Windows refuses to accept it due to the spelling. My spelling is M:/EXCEL/OLD FILES PIANO PUPILS. I have tried altering it several times.
Driving me crazy. What am I missing please ?
 

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What has Regedit have to do with deleting a file? Do you mean a command prompt? If so it's because it has spaces in it and you need to use quotation marks; "M:\EXCEL\OLD FILES PIANO PUPILS"
 

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What has Regedit have to do with deleting a file? Do you mean a command prompt? If so it's because it has spaces in it and you need to use quotation marks; "M:\EXCEL\OLD FILES PIANO PUPILS"
Thanks for reply. I thought the reason access was denied was because I did not have the right permissions.

I have tried to change permissions by right clicking on the folder and going through Properties/Security/edit permissions etc. but I get stuck because the programme will not accept the file path as I enter it. Since checked (through stuff read on web) that I do not have Administrator rights though I am the sole user of my computer and am logged in as Administrator.

I have full control as a User for this file which is an Excel file but that does not seem to help. I confess I have tried too many things one of which did involve using a Command Prompt but I could not get the file name right so I gave up and called on Techguy !

I have also tried to follow directions for Taking Ownership but this does not seem to have worked either.

I would be glad of some help. I suspect the problem is due to the muddle I have been in over Permissions etc. for years.
 
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