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nofam
24-08-2009, 10:19 AM
Hi All,

Have been doing a large cleanout of user files etc on one of the WinServer 2003 boxes at work, and I've got a directory in C:\RECYCLER that I can't delete.

The attached view is from Backup Exec. Is it possible to change the permissions on this so I can delete the directory, or should I use killbox or something similar to set it for deletion on reboot?

Crikey, the thumbnail view a bit small! Have a closer look here (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/RECYCLER.JPG)

Agent_24
24-08-2009, 10:21 AM
I can't read that properly. Put it on ImageF1

nofam
24-08-2009, 10:29 AM
I can't read that properly. Put it on ImageF1

Yeah did that straight away, sorry! :o

Blam
24-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Whats the error you get?

nofam
24-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Whats the error you get?

If I try to empty the recycle bin I just get


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Error Deleting File or Folder
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Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.
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OK
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If I unhide hidden and system files, and browse in C:\RECYCLER, I can see the directory S-1-5-21-907259417-2832890419-1950973730-1264, but nothing is in it when I open it up.

If I try to delete this directory, I get


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Error Deleting File or Folder
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Cannot delete Dc102: Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use.
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OK
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Blam
24-08-2009, 12:14 PM
I would just use KillBox or Move on boot then.

If it is a permissions problem then taking ownership of it would fix it

SolMiester
24-08-2009, 12:43 PM
Have you rebooted the server since emptying the recycle bin?

nofam
24-08-2009, 02:13 PM
Have you rebooted the server since emptying the recycle bin?

No - I haven't since it's in use; was going to remote in and try that tonight.

I was just after a Plan B incase that didn't work!! :D

Agent_24
24-08-2009, 02:15 PM
Have you tried a program like Unlocker?

nofam
24-08-2009, 02:23 PM
Have you tried a program like Unlocker?

Awesome - job done.

Turns out the folder in question was a SAVCE log; . . . . mumble mumble &#@#*% Norton!!!

Thanks all!

beeswax34
24-08-2009, 09:06 PM
You're using Norton?

nofam
24-08-2009, 09:29 PM
You're using Norton?

<sigh>. . . . yeah, it's a corporate directive unfortunately; I've recently started migrating everything from SAVCE to Endpoint, and I have to say I'm quite impressed with it so far.

Time will tell. . . . . :p