So I run into a problem where there are folders on my “Storage” drive (like drive “D:” that is way bigger than my boot drive) that for some unknown friggin’ reason I am unable to delete, Windows 7 just gives me some run around and makes me want to take a sledgehammer to the damn thing.
So searching around and I found how to delete it; Change the owner the admin, change the acl’s, then use rmdir from cmd line.
Like so (to whack folder “D:\delete_damnit”);
- Right-click on folder -> Properties -> Security Tab
- Click on Advanced button -> Owner tab
- Edit.. button
- Select Administrators in ‘Change owner to’, check ‘replace owner on subcontainers and objects’
- Open cmd.exe as administrator
- Run ‘cacls D:\delete_damnit /T /e /g Administrators:f’
- Run ‘rmdir /S D:delete_damnit’