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Unable To Delete A File Or Folder, Action Can't Be Completed


'unable to delete a file or folder, action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program? The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program†this is a problem all the time. I try rename a file or folder and get this message all the time. The is no program or anything running against the file or folder. I know this is a bug with windows 7 and need this to be addressed and fixed.

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I have a vb 6 application with ms access as a back end. In windows xp everything is going fine. But when i am trying to generate a report in vb 6 its giving an error this action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose switch to to activate the busy application and correct the problem. "

Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder

Continue skip cancel

- I click continue and i get:

Folder access denied

You require permission from laptop/chris to make changes to this folder

Try again cancel

- I am laptopchris! (My username is chris on the login screen so i presume i am laptop/chris). Do i have to have permission to do something on my own computer? It's my computer! Im a newbie when it comes to windows 7. Windows 95, 98, 98se, me, 2000, xp im more advanced in, with vista im slightly there.

I have tried numerous attempts at the silly take ownership thing but it seems to have failed. The message i get up when applying the new settings is:

Error applying security information to :

C:users.

Access is denied

This is rather frustrating - am i doing something wrong? Would someone please provide simple, easy to follow, accurate steps to take ownership and provide me with a solution or better, a fix, if this doesn't work?


Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I click continue and get the following: folder access denied you need permission to perform this action you require permission from computernameusername to make changes to this folder foldername

Only problem: i am computernameusername! How do i give myself permission to delete this folder? The only buttons that appear from then on are "try again" or "cancel". Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error Code: 0x80070570 - Cannot Create / Delete Folder

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Posted On: 2010-05-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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How can i delete the file?


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Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Large File Will Not Delete

I have accidentally created an 11gb video file due to a clip being looped. Now i need to delete this useless file. However, windows will not delete the file. Every time i try to delete it, the "preparing to delete" dialog box simply hangs. I have waited for > 10 minutes with no success.

I have read that file indexing can cause problems with deleting large files, so i have disabled it for my c drive and deleted the index. This does not help the situation. I can also not access the file properties by right-clicking on the file name, the dialog box just won't pop up.

I am running windows 7 home premium 32-bits. How can i delete this file?† I have also tried to overwrite the file by saving over it and that doesn't work either.


Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Delete File Ehthumbs_vista.db

I cannot modify contents of a folder that contains movies i recorded from dvds. I recently installed win7 ultimate on a notebook and used the media center to load the dvd files for viewing. I tried adding some more movie titles to the folder, but am denied access. I have tried making all the related files and folder "not" read only, but cannot do that for the ehthumbs_vista. Db file.

I think there is a relation between this hidden read only file and my access denial to modify the contents of the folder. When i try to delete the file it says i need access from some other cryptic source (name is long series of letters and number. I am logged on as a administrator, but am never prompted to grant access as an administrator to delete the file.

How can i delete this file?†Or if there is another reason i can't copy files into the folder please help.


Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

No Security Clearance To Delete File

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Posted On: 2010-04-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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How can i delete files without getting this message that i need permission, when i am running as an admin or standard user?


Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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It's likely the result of a previous backup - however i have subsequently changed my backup procedure and i'm absolutely sure that this does not contain any data that i would like preserved.

Given that it's such a large file, i want it gone.


Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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When i try and move a folder on the desktop hard drive using the laptop running win 7 i am getting the error"file or folder open or in use by another program, please close the program and try again"
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Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .