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Cannot Delete Folder - Folder In Use


7 home premium - standard user. I created a folder on my desktop for the sole purpose of exporting emails from thunderbird in eml format, changing them to nws format and dragging them into windows live mail. The folder is empty and no program is using it. On trying to delete it i get the old "folder is in use" message. How the *%&£ is an empty folder "in use"? How do i delete this?If you find my response helpful, please click on the "vote as helpful" button!

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Folder Access Denied - Cant Delete Folder

Folder access denied

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?


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