Unable to delete read-only folders - access denied


R

Regine

Hi,

I've been trying to remove quite a few (>10) read-only folders & their
subfolders by following the workaround instructions found at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614, but I'm still unable to remove the
folders.

I created a new registry key UseSystemForSystemFolders and modified the new
value to Type 1 in Registry Editor. Then I tried to use the attrib command
prompt to change the read-only attribute by using attrib -r +s C:\V\Vids. But
it says Access denied.

What else can I do to get rid of these folders? Someone please help me out,
thanks very much in advance!

Sincerely,
Regine
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Regine said:
Hi,

I've been trying to remove quite a few (>10) read-only folders & their
subfolders by following the workaround instructions found at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614, but I'm still unable to remove the
folders.

I created a new registry key UseSystemForSystemFolders and modified the
new
value to Type 1 in Registry Editor. Then I tried to use the attrib command
prompt to change the read-only attribute by using attrib -r +s C:\V\Vids.
But
it says Access denied.

What else can I do to get rid of these folders? Someone please help me
out,
thanks very much in advance!

Sincerely,
Regine

The usual way is to seize ownership of these folders, then
to delete them. Click Start / Help and look for help on
"ownership" if unsure how to do this.
 

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