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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jz1397-5, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    I created two new folders on the desktop (to extract things to). now the files in there are not letting me access them. i uncheck read onlt, then it comes right back and access is denied. when take off read only for all folders, it still does not work, HELP
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See how this goes.
    Open a prompt window. Open task manager/processes & close explorer. Leave task manager open. Go to the prompt window & navigate to the folders & try to move/copy the files inside to a different location. When done go back to task manager/applications & start explorer. If it works then before doing that delete the folders using the prompt window.
     
  3. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    what are the commands for copy move and delete? (sorry)
     
  4. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    the dos command for copy is copy
    The command for move is move
    the command for delete is del
    to get more info about each command type the command then /?
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if you can follow this. Make your own changes.
    Also the command to delete folders is rd

    Using the command prompt to delete files & folders.
    First open a comand prompt. Now open task manager/processes & end explorer.exe. Leave task manager open.

    1/ From the command prompt.
    2/ Looks like this.....C:\Documents and Settings\User Name>
    3/ Type cd C:\ (enter)..........Looks like this............C:\>
    4/Assuming the files are in program files
    Type cd Progra~1 (enter)...........Looks like this......C:\Progra~1>
    5/ Use the cd command on each folder till you get to the one
    containing the files for removal.
    6/ When you get to the offending files that needs deleting do this without the quotes>
    C:\Progra~1\Folder\ 'del bad.file' (enter) del = delete files
    With folders do this without quotes>
    C:\Progra~1 'rd folder name' (enter) rd = remove directory (folder)
    Once done restart explorer.exe in task manager/applications.