i have a windows xp machine and i am trying to delete a directory with some old source code that was once hooked up to subversion but the repository is no longer there.
when i try to delete the directory i get this error:
i see that the directory is read only but when i try to remove the read only flag, it pops up this screen:
but then fails with the following error:
i have tried using unlocker and a few other tools but nothing will allow me to delete this directory.
i do have admin rights on the machine. Is there any recommendation for something that can brute force delete a directory even given the above issues. I am not sure if this is subversion not allowing the deletion or its something in windows xp directly.
It seems now that i can delete individual files in a directory but can't delete any directories or any bulk directory sub directory delete.
as mentioned, unlocker does pop up but says that no other process has no handle locking the files
also, i disabled Simple file sharing and took ownership of the folders (i was not originally) and then tried the steps above but still getting the same access denied errors.