I have a problem with a recovery folder called
HDDRecovery on my D: drive, which is an NTFS primary partition (start partition is C:).
The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, German.
The logged-in user, the only one, is of type administrator.
I want to delete this approx. 7 GB large folder due to various reasons irrelevant to topic. It appears it won't go down without a fight. Here's what hasn't worked so far:
- Changing ownership and trying to delete
- Trying to modify file/folder access rights - it reverts back to write-protected.
- Fiddling with group policy settings.
- Turning off UAC completely, rebooting and then trying to delete.
Here's what Windows tells me when I do try to delete it:
It means something like "Folder access denied", "You must acquire the necessary permissions from the Administrator, to make changes on this folder".
I am an administrator, what rights else is it talking about?
I cannot see a service running in the background, watching over this directory, and not a single registry entry related to the folder.
How do I delete this folder, preferably without having to delete the whole partition?