Windows 10: Unable to Delete Directory as Administrator

Discus and support Unable to Delete Directory as Administrator in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; When attempting to update a program, got an error saying unable to create directory.... Was further advised to delete the original installation... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DouglasDrake1, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Unable to Delete Directory as Administrator


    When attempting to update a program, got an error saying unable to create directory....


    Was further advised to delete the original installation folder.


    When attempting to do so, even as administrator, got message that file protected.


    Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    DouglasDrake1, Feb 14, 2020
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  2. Drone Win User

    Directory Size Utility

    First of all nice utility, Mindweaver!
    Second of all, it's so nice to see that this section ain't dead.

    I have a few questions/suggestions, maybe you'd want to see ...
    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that?
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs)
    • maybe you also add export list to excel?
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too?
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories?
     
    Drone, Feb 14, 2020
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  3. Directory Size Utility

    Thanks buddy! Yea, this section's not dead. Kreij and I have big plans for this section. I don't want to give nothing away, but we have some bigger projects down the road. *Toast :toast: I feel I'm pretty good at coding with different languages, but I'm well behind Kreij's level of experience with those other Languages. I've been working on those other languages, and soon I'll feel comfortable enough to start, and not feel like I'm holding the project back. *Toast :toast:

    Now on to your suggestions.

    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that? Yea, that's been bothering me and I like your suggestion "Add Folder". I'll change it on the next release.
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs) I could add this, but let me see if I understand what you're asking. By subfolders you mean add all the folders in the left panel to the right panel? Those folders are all the subfolders in the "Get folder".
    • maybe you also add export list to excel? I'll add this on the next release.
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too? I'll add this on the next release.
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories? I'll add this on the next release.
    These are all great suggestions! Thanks Drone! *Toast :toast:
     
    Mindweaver, Feb 14, 2020
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  4. dschlenz Win User

    Unable to Delete Directory as Administrator

    Unable to delete a directory

    Hi - I downloaded a directory via FTP using FileZilla (which I do a lot) but for some reason I am unable to delete the directory on my local drive. I get "Item Not Found" / "Could not find this item" even though its there and I can actually open the directory
    and add files. Any suggestions greatly appreciated as its messing with my backup routines.


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    dschlenz, Feb 14, 2020
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