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I cannot remove a folder on my desktop

I removed another user account off my laptop, but imported the documents to my account, onto the desktop. now that i have saved what i needed, i wanted to delete the folder, but it keeps saying "access denied" has someone got any suggestions? thanks

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  • kellienmark Feb 02, 2009

    thanks for your response but...i followed thru the steps, and there was no security tab...so that was as far as i could go..tried a few other things but nothing..

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Assuming you have admin rights ...
Right click on the folder and select Properties from the menu.
Click on the Security Tab
Click on the Advanced button
A new window opens, click on the Owner Tab
Highlight Administrators
Add a check mark to Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
Click apply.
When it is finished, you should have full control of the folder. You should be able to open it, edit the contents or delete.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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    John Hong Feb 02, 2009

    Your system has "Simple File Sharing" turned on.

    Open any folder.

    In the menu bar at the top select Tools

    Select Folder Options

    A Folder Options window will open, click on the View tab.

    Scroll to the bottom of th Advanced Settings and remove the check mark from Use Simple File Sharing

    Click OK

    You may need to reboot.

    You should now have a Security tab.

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This is happening because you just copied the folder over from the other user. The system thinks that you do not have the right to delete is cause it is registered under that user. (which is gone now). The only think I can think of is to log in as an administrator under safe mode and try deleting it that way then rebooting. Tap the F8 key on boot up to access safe mode options.

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