Access is denied


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Bob V

On my second internal HDD 'D:' I have 1 Folder (empty) that I can't Delete ~
"(folder) is not accessible. Access is denied."
This folder (& file contents) was originally a straight drag & drop Copy
using Windows Explorer.
Also, I have five older Nero BackitUp files that I can't Delete ~
"Cannot delete (file name): Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not
currently in use."
These 5 Nero files were Backed Up on the same morning, but other previous &
subsequent Back Ups have not been a problem.
How can I Delete these old Folders/Files?
 
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ju.c

These are the best apps for file deletion, all free.
(You can't delete a folder if you have it opened)

Unlocker 1.8.7 237 KB
Info: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
Download: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/unlocker1.8.7.exe

KillBox 90 KB
Info: http://www.killbox.net/
Download: http://www.killbox.net/downloads/KillBox.exe

FileASSASSIN 1.06 163 KB
Info: http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin.php
Download: http://www.malwarebytes.org/fa-setup.exe

DelinvFile - Delete Invalid Files and Folders
Info: http://www.purgeie.com/delinv/index.htm
Download: http://www.purgeie.com/dl/divfinst.exe


This is a trick to delete an undeletable file by restoring a file over it with a file
created with the same name using a drive imaging program.

Instructions:

1. Create a text file and write in it a couple of letters.
2. Save that file in your root drive (C: for example) with the
same exact name and extension as the file you want to delete.
3. Now make a backup your new file (I used Acronis True Image).
4. Open your backup program and restore the file you created to
the folder where the undeletable file is, overwriting it.
4. Now you can delete it!
5. Run chkdsk


ju.c
 
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Bob V

Thanks Michael A. Loginov, Perky, & especially ju.c for your responses.

I just drafted a lengthy response but then got bumped off the system. So
this time - 'Unlocker 1.8.7' did the trick for me.

Thanks again, Bob V
 

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