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Error Deleting File or Folder

Cannot remove folder : Access is denied. Make...

 
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The specified folder could not be deleted either because the media is write-protected, or the media is full, so it can't be saved in the recycle bin.

 
 
   
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  Error Deleting File or Folder 

 
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  Cannot remove folder folder name : Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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Close Files in Use
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To proceed with actions on the file or folder, the application using it must release it. Either save or close the open file.

If you continue to get a warning, try closing the open application.

    If you had an application crash since powering on, Windows may think a file is still in use, when it no longer is. A reboot should clear the issue.

     
       
     
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      FaultWire Staff
    Posted: 17-Nov-2010
     
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    Free Up Disk Space
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    The disk may be full or has too little free space to perform the desired operation. To get additional space:

    • Remove deleted files (right-click on the trash-bin and select Empty recycle bin)
    • Remove unneeded files, such as browser cached files.
    • Move files to another drive or media
    • Compress or Zip large files to take up less space
    • Transfer the system to a new larger drive

    Several software products that can help clean and remove unneeded files are Fix-It Utilities Professional and SystemSuite Professional. If you need to move or copy a partition or entire drive, you could use Partition Commander or similar product.

     
       
     
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