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How to Remove Files from Microsoft Created Folder


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golf2beach

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I mistakenly copied some password protected Excel files into a Microsoft created folder (086e195a1f1b188449). After realizing my mistake I tried to move the files, open the files and/or delete the files, but have been unsuccessful to do either. I get the error message "Access denied Make sure the disk is not full or write protected" each time I touch the files. I'm running Windows XP version 5.1 Service Pack 3. I am at my wits end. I don't want to delete the folder and loose these Excel files. Hopefully someone will be able to help me with this problem.

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http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
Use this free program, called Unlocker, to unlock your files. Hope it works!
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You may have to do this in Safe Mode if it's not visible in normal mode (FYI - this procedure is referred to as "taking ownership":

Open Windows Explorer and right click on the files (if you can't get past this, right click on the folder).
Select Properties, then select the Security tab
Click the Advanced button, then the Owner tab.

Left click once on your account name.
Then put a checkmark in the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" (this will only show if you've selected the folder).
Then click on Apply, then OK to exit the dialogs.

This should give you the ability to manipulate the files.
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Thanks a bunch edge2022 and usasma. i used a combination of both or your instructions and I was able to move the locked files and take ownership of them once again. I have searched the web for a couple of weeks and both you guys responded and gave me an answer within 24 hours. You guys are great. THANKS.
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Glad to see that you have solved your problem. Come back to G2G if you have any more problems you would like help with. :)
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