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Can not delete Outlook 2013 mailbox folder

When I try to delete mailbox folder in the Outlook, it gives this error: Cannot delete this folder. Right-click the folder, and then click Properties to check your permissions for the folder. ...
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How to delete files owned by other users windows 7? [duplicate]

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rsync command deletion error “IO error encountered — skipping file deletion”

I use rsync command to take backup of files from one of my ubuntu server to another ubuntu machine. Backup server trigger a script that use rysnc command. Here is the command I use rsync -rltvh ...
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Can't delete install directories inside my own user home

Somewhere in the recent past something has changed on my Windows Vista 64 bit desktop to where I can't delete certain folders. I had started cleaning out some old files prior to starting backing ...
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“Deny All Permissions to Everyone” doesn't prevent me from deleting a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deny delete/modify permission to a file? The story is pretty simple: I'm an administrator. To prevent accidental deletion of a file, I have denied all ...
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Unable to delete a file or take ownership on Win7x64

I'm a developer and as part of the build process, a Microsoft dll is copied to a certain folder. That file copy is now failing as the target can't be overwritten. I decided to delete it by hand ...
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Deleting folders give access denied error message on Windows 7, although I am administrator

I have an external hard drive that was used as a Windows partition before, but now I want to use it for storage instead. I have added it to my Windows 7 machine, but I am not allowed to write or ...
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Root Can't Delete Folder It Owns

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Windows 7 Unable To Delete Folder in “Programs Files”

I am trying to delete the folder in C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\Current as a member of the computer’s Administrators group. This is a standalone computer, so no domain or anything. The original ...
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Mac always warns “You can't undo this action” and skips the Trash when deleting a file

I repaired the permissions on my iMac and am now getting this dialog box whenever I delete something. I checked Finder > Preferences and "Empty Trash Securely" and "Show Warning" are both unchecked. ...
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Windows Vista/7 “need permissions” to delete

I'm on Windows 7 but experienced this kind of trouble on Vista as well sometimes. When I want to delete a folder when I have previously accessed a subfolder of it, Windows cannot delete it and instead ...
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How do I remove someone else's subdirectory from under my directory?

I was sharing files with a coworker on a Linux server, and he added some new files. Now we've moved the files somewhere else, so I'd like to remove the old files. However, when my coworker added his ...
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How to delete vssver2.scc and global.asax from my Windows Server?

I have a Windows server that I SFTP into, and I have some very old vssver2.scc files on there. They are used by Visual Source Safe- which is no longer used (SVN instead now). I want to delete them. ...
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How do I force deletion of a file on Windows 7?

I opened a file using Vim from MinGW's MSYS on Windows 7, and it crashed, and it's left behind a .filename.swp file which I cannot delete! I'm in the local admin group, and I tried following this, in ...
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Delete protected files in ntfs?

I want to delete an old Windows directory from my system drive (C), but I am unable to due NTFS permissions. I tried from Win 7 and Win 2003, but can't do it. I tried safe mode as well with same ...
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How do I get permissions to delete files on Windows 7?

I updated my laptop's OS from Windows XP to Windows 7. There are some leftover files from Windows XP on the computer now. If I try deleting them I get the following error: You need permission to ...
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How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?

I have a hard drive with a long obscure folder name (26b72166e9fa7bae09463d5c6f90e4) and subfolders i386 & amd64. After googling, it seems that it may have been related to various ...