Destination Folder Access Denied


G

Guest

Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing network, and
keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading the
posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the properties and
am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions. Any
help for a novice?
I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D. Grisman
show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for space
requirements.
 
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L

Leo

This may help.
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file
 
G

Guest

Leo said:
This may help.
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


--
Leo

Some ends don't justify the jeans



mattaustin said:
Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing network,
and
keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading the
posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the properties
and
am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions. Any
help for a novice?
I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D.
Grisman
show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for
space
requirements.

No can do. Applied all steps and still getting the same message: Destination Folder Access Denied.
Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and under
current owner: unable to display owner.
Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to set new
owner. Access Denied.
I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with the fat
man on my drive for a little longer.
 
R

Ricky Cheng

Did you turn off UAC?

mattaustin said:
Leo said:
This may help.
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or
folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and
tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


--
Leo

Some ends don't justify the jeans



mattaustin said:
Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing
network,
and
keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading
the
posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the
properties
and
am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions.
Any
help for a novice?
I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D.
Grisman
show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for
space
requirements.

No can do. Applied all steps and still getting the same message:
Destination Folder Access Denied.
Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and
under
current owner: unable to display owner.
Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to set
new
owner. Access Denied.
I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with the fat
man on my drive for a little longer.
 
G

Guest

No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
when I'm done, or should I leave it off?

Ricky Cheng said:
Did you turn off UAC?

mattaustin said:
Leo said:
This may help.
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or
folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and
tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


--
Leo

Some ends don't justify the jeans



Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing
network,
and
keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading
the
posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the
properties
and
am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions.
Any
help for a novice?
I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D.
Grisman
show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for
space
requirements.

No can do. Applied all steps and still getting the same message:
Destination Folder Access Denied.
Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and
under
current owner: unable to display owner.
Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to set
new
owner. Access Denied.
I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with the fat
man on my drive for a little longer.
 
G

Guest

Thanks, Ricky! Turned off UAC, restarted computer and its gone and nothing's
gonna bring him back...
mattaustin said:
No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
when I'm done, or should I leave it off?

Ricky Cheng said:
Did you turn off UAC?

mattaustin said:
:

This may help.
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or
folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and
tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


--
Leo

Some ends don't justify the jeans



Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing
network,
and
keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading
the
posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the
properties
and
am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions.
Any
help for a novice?
I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D.
Grisman
show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for
space
requirements.

No can do. Applied all steps and still getting the same message:
Destination Folder Access Denied.
Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and
under
current owner: unable to display owner.
Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to set
new
owner. Access Denied.
I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with the fat
man on my drive for a little longer.
 
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R

Ricky Cheng

Just remind you Microsoft recommend to keep it on unless you having problem
on it ......

mattaustin said:
Thanks, Ricky! Turned off UAC, restarted computer and its gone and
nothing's
gonna bring him back...
mattaustin said:
No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
when I'm done, or should I leave it off?

Ricky Cheng said:
Did you turn off UAC?



:

This may help.
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or
folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the
property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list
and
tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


--
Leo

Some ends don't justify the jeans



Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing
network,
and
keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied.
Reading
the
posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the
properties
and
am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or
permissions.
Any
help for a novice?
I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J.
Garcia/D.
Grisman
show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to
delete for
space
requirements.

No can do. Applied all steps and still getting the same message:
Destination Folder Access Denied.
Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and
under
current owner: unable to display owner.
Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to
set
new
owner. Access Denied.
I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with
the fat
man on my drive for a little longer.
 
W

Walter Teague

I just found a solution for my problem. Seems that if a folder is set to be shared, then you can't delete it! I could delete files in the folder, but not the whole folder.

So I just took the sharing off, deleted the unwanted folder and then reset the sharing.

Much easier than the other solutions and anyway they didn't work for me.

Walter

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S

Sanjay Jain

While u copy any folder from Other computer or download it may be a folder which was shared on the source and it doesn't have any permissions.
to delete such folder
1.)First turn-off UAC
2.)Then stop sharing the Unknown-Owner
3.)Change the permissions if possible
4.)Now delete the Folder



mattausti wrote:

No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off?
01-Jun-07

No, I have left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
when I am done, or should I leave it off?

:

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Destination Folder Access Denied
Trying to delete a folder that I downloaded from a file-sharing network, and
keep getting this message: Destination Folder Access Denied. Reading the
posts on the subjects gets me way over my head. I checked the properties and
am just not understanding how to change ownership and/or permissions. Any
help for a novice?
I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium. The folder is a J. Garcia/D. Grisman
show that is over 4GB. I've copied to DVD, and would like to delete for space
requirements.

This may help.
This may help.
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


--
Leo

Some ends don't justify the jeans




Re: Destination Folder Access Denied
:

Tried to get the properties of the individual files in the folder and under
current owner: unable to display owner.
Double click on Administrator group and got error message: Unable to set new
owner. Access Denied.
I'd love to get to the bottom of this, but I guess I can live with the fat
man on my drive for a little longer.

Did you turn off UAC?
Did you turn off UAC?

No, I've left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off?
No, I have left UAC on. Control Panel to turn it off? Do I turn it back on
when I am done, or should I leave it off?

:

Thanks, Ricky!
Thanks, Ricky! Turned off UAC, restarted computer and its gone and nothing's
gonna bring him back...
:

Just remind you Microsoft recommend to keep it on unless you having problem on
Just remind you Microsoft recommend to keep it on unless you having problem
on it ......

Difficulty deleting folders or files in Vista.
I just found a solution for my problem. Seems that if a folder is set to be shared, then you can't delete it! I could delete files in the folder, but not the whole folder.

So I just took the sharing off, deleted the unwanted folder and then reset the sharing.

Much easier than the other solutions and anyway they didn't work for me.

Walter


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Sanjay Jain

By the way thanks Mattusti...



Sanjay Jain wrote:

destination folder access denied vista
30-Mar-10

While u copy any folder from Other computer or download it may be a folder which was shared on the source and it doesn't have any permissions.
to delete such folder
1.)First turn-off UAC
2.)Then stop sharing the Unknown-Owner
3.)Change the permissions if possible
4.)Now delete the Folder

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