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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Re: i cannot remove a folder on my desktop
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
Add a check mark to Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
When it is finished, you should have full control of the folder. You should be able to open it, edit the contents or delete.
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Re: i cannot remove a folder on my desktop
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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Why not just create a user account with the friends name then sign on using the account you just created and delete the other user accounts. It will delete all your My Documents folder (music, pictures, videos, documents).
Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts and select the option to create a new user account. Use your friends name to create the account then restart the computer. When it boots back up, log in using the name of the newly created account. Then click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts and select a user account to delete. When prompted about saving anything for the account select the option to delete everything associated with the account.
Now if you want to remove any programs after you've deleted the accounts click Start/Programs and search the program list for folders to uninstall. If it has an uninstall option, take it.
Any program you want to delete that is not in a folder in the program list or does not have an uninstall option can be deleted by clicking Start/Control Panel then look for Add or Remove Programs, or Program Features or Uninstall Program (just depends on your operating system). Open it and let it populate the programs, then highlight the program you want to uninstall by clicking it and select Remove or Uninstall.
The size of you user account has some effect on the speed of your computer during startup. You can view your user account size from the User Profiles frame mentioned above. Click on the Settings button in the User Profiles frame and you will see a list of users and the size of each of the users.
My own practice is to avoid storing files such as documents and pictures in my user account folders. Even though the user account has come pre-created with different folders for different types of documents such as the musics, pictures, bookmark favorites, documents and saved games, but I have dealt with problems that resulted from corrupted user profiles and the only way to recover the files is to connect the hard drive to another working machine. Well, that is way too troublesome for some people. In addition, some viruses attack through user profiles. Desktop files are stored in User Profiles. The more icons and files stored in the desktop, the slower startup you get. Thus, it will be wise to store the files to another drive or partition which will secure your files and also speed up your system slightly.
Why would you want to remove your user account? That would delete all your documents, pictures, music, and videos. I think you need to see what is causing your user account to be blocked. Sometimes a virus can block it, so if you remove the account and not the virus, it will just attach itself to another account. How do you know it's blocked? What is is doing? I hope you're not saying you forgot the password to the user account? A virus can also HIDE the user account so that you can't see it. It can also hide the desktop so no icons appear, it can hide the My Documents folder making you think your music, picture, videos and documents have been deleted. It can even hide the windows folder making you think Windows has either been uninstalled or deleted itself.
Log on computer in safe Mode by pressing F8 Key when computer start and logon to administrator account after then create a new account and make him administrator and now restart your computer then logon by new account After then copy your old account data from user folder/old username/desktop and my documents etc. to your new account.
I assume you cannot log into your user account in Windows. This is how to create a new user account to log in and to move your user files from the old account to the new one. Start the computer and keep pressing F8 until startup menu appears. Use arrow keys to select "safe mode". When windows appears, log on as Administrator. Use Control Panel, Users and create a new user. Select Computer administrator type. Restart the computer and log on to the new user account. Then you will have to move all your data files: Open Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Documents and settings\[your old user account] Select folders Desktop, Favorites and My Documents (this may appear as [User]'s documents) and copy or cut them. Go to c:\Documents and settings\[your new user account] and paste them here. You will lose only the desktop picture and some windows settings. After that you may delete the old user account from Control panel/Users
check the caps lock is on/off. turn it off to type the correct password.
reset the browser IE by typing inetcpl.cpl in run window and hit enter// click on advanced tab/ click on reset// wait till all parameters are green and then try//
try with different user account by creating the new one from control pannel user account icon/ and then creating the new user account// restart the computer and login with new account and if it works then be sure the old account has corruption. remove the old account after logging from the new account and save the folders of old account on the new account desktop so that u can reffer the old files and documents //
Uh... there are ways to discover the password, but for obvious reasons, can not be posted. Try rebooting in safe mode and log in as administrator (the default password for this account usually is blank). Then move all your documents from C:\Documents and Settings\"your user name"\My documents\ and C:\Documents and Settings\"your user name"\Desktop to a folder away from the My Documents folder. The only "legal" solution is to delete your account and create a new one, though you will lose all your settings (wallpaper, etc).
Try starting Safe mode first and see if the old Admin PW's there Otherwise ERD commander 2002 as well as other programs have Locksmith or similar utilitys to remove/change Win-Doze passwords. Not that big a deal just need to google it bud!