Windows 10: Access is Denied when trying to delete, rename, or move folder that shows as "File Folder...

Discus and support Access is Denied when trying to delete, rename, or move folder that shows as "File Folder... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello all, I'm having quite the issue over the last few days. I'm trying to test migration of on-premise storage replication to OneDrive, and while... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Tanner Bishop, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. Access is Denied when trying to delete, rename, or move folder that shows as "File Folder...


    Hello all,


    I'm having quite the issue over the last few days. I'm trying to test migration of on-premise storage replication to OneDrive, and while trying to move documents from the network share to my local Documents folder, a folder is giving me problems. Digging deeper, it seems the folder is *in a sense* corrupted.


    When trying to delete the folder, it says "Folder Access Denied", and then in the cmd prompt, with "rmdir /s /q <folder>", it just says Access Denied even with elevated privileges and using the domain admin account. The same exact issue occurs with trying to rename the folder.


    I've gone through the normal steps to try and change the privileges on the folder, but when I do it directly, I can't change the folder owner as it says "Unable to display current owner". When trying to change the owner from the top-level parent folder and have the changes cascade, when it reached the problem folder it reads "Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied".


    One other interesting tidbit: the folder name is "Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting.Server.Abstractions.2.2.0" from a .NET Core project, and when viewing the properties of that folder, it's type is "File Folder .0". It's as if the end of the folder name has corrupted the type? But no way to change it as I can't rename the file.


    Also, this folder is hosted on a Server shared folder, so I'd really like to prevent restarting the server at all costs.


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Tanner Bishop, Mar 8, 2021
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  2. 0 byte folder cannot be deleted Problem

    I have a 0 byte folder and I can't delete it. I'm using win 7 64 bit.
    please help *Cry :cry:

    It says access denied when trying, please login as admin blah blah msgs....

    I've searched the net for hours, Trying unlocker, fileassassin, and all other 'file deleter' programs out there. tried on safe mode, tried the cmd commands, even in cmd it says access denied, tried the closing explorer.exe and doing the command. I tried changing permissions and atrributes and it says you do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings. I logged in as the Administrator and still no hope.

    the folder originally contained all my movies but since then i moved(using the move command) all of them someplace else(on another hdd) and I thought it was gone but the folder is still there, 0 bytes. It was shared when i deleted it and still appeared on the shared folders list but inaccessible coz it was already deleted so i 'unshared' the folder from the shared folders list. and so the problem began. the folder is still there and it is undeletable

    One surefire way to do it without deleting my files is copying all other files to another HDD and reformat it and copy it back again but my hdd is currently contains 1 tb out of 1.36 and i dont have any hdds with that free space to use.

    ALSO I CAN'T OPEN THE FOLDER it says

    Location is not available

    'directory' is not accessible.
    Access is Denied.

    i think its more of a windows glitch than a virus problem

    help??? *Frown Access is Denied when trying to delete, rename, or move folder that shows as "File Folder... :(
     
    lyndonguitar, Mar 8, 2021
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  3. Trouble deleting a folder

    Thanks for the suggestion but it says "delete folder failed for E:\....." for each folder I try.

    *Confused Access is Denied when trying to delete, rename, or move folder that shows as "File Folder... :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Access is Denied when trying to delete, rename, or move folder that shows as "File Folder... :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Mar 8, 2021
    #3
  4. silkstone Win User

    Access is Denied when trying to delete, rename, or move folder that shows as "File Folder...

    Cannot delete .Trash-999 folder

    So I am trying to delete a folder from my secondary HDD called .Trash-999 that is from and ubuntu bootdisk. I managed to do it on the c:\ drive, but on my d:\ drive i am getting an error telling me that i don;t have permission to delete it.

    I recently had a problem with windows permissions and fixed it on the c:\ drive with a windows re-install but i accidentally set up windows on d:\ The files contained within are from a mistaken windows install, which i tried to delete through ubuntu, it seems that ubuntu was able to move the files to the trash, but unable to delete them entirely.
    When i go to security on the folder, it tells me that i don't have permission to do this action. although the permissions on the folder gives re/write to everyone. However, when i go to the individual folders in there, no one has permission and when i try to give permission i get an access denied message.

    Update - I just found a nifty little program that adds a take ownership option to the right click menu, this has allowed me to (finally) delete all the folders/files i need to.
     
    silkstone, Mar 8, 2021
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