Anybody know of any tools which force deletion of a folder on my drive? The user I am logged in as doesn't own the files either.
More background though, I found some info which should help me take ownership of the files. E.g. if I use the command line tools takeown and cacls I should be able to get the files in a state I can delete them.
The problem is actually more than that. I believe the data has become corrupt, or else something buggy has gone on with the process which created the files (which I believe was xcopy).
I basically enter a folder like this,
D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data
And I can just keep clicking on the folder Application data and it keeps going deeper until some limit is reached (perhaps 256 character limit or something). The folder contents each time I go deeper is the same too.
What can I do to force the files and folders to be deleted? takeown and cacls cannot handle the depth of the folders, and scandisk didn't help.