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I have my videos on a Windows Home Server. I have access to the shared folders, i.e. \\server\movies, with modify permissions.

When I try to delete a folder like \\server\movies\movie, other files get deleted, but I usually get this error at thumbs.db.

The action can't be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer

It happens even if I try to delete the folder without even opening it (just right-clicking on it). I am always able to delete the folder by logging into the server.

I imagine my PC forces the thumbnail files to be created when I open the folder to play a movie (I almost never login to the server). If I look at the permissions for the file, I see that the owner is the Administrators group on the server.

What should I do in order to be able to completely delete these folders, but from my client PC?

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Interesting, have you validated the permissions on the share itself? Normally these should inherit on create once you've assigned them, is it possible that you've got an ACL configured differently on that box for particular folders? If the directory isn't terribly large I'd recommend removing the share and running the wizard again to reapply the permissions and see if you continue to see the issue. –  aolszowka Dec 7 '13 at 2:13

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