Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Unable to delete zip folder newly created

  1. #1


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Unable to delete newly created zip folder


    I created a zip folder to send in an attachment to someone, it contains a fee CSS files, and a TPL file.

    I successfully managed to send it, but when it came to delete it I can't. It says that I required permission from the computer administrator to change the file. When I attempt to open the archive, I can't, and when I attempt to move it, I can't.

    I then tried the take ownership trick, but it hasn't changed anything, here are my results attached to this message. Literally, I created it then not even five minutes later it's corrupt and can't be used.

    Does anyone have any ideas what I can possibly to get rid of this file?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails cmd.png  
    Last edited by chris98; 24 Jul 2015 at 10:08.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Addition: I've tried through PHP on my local server, and I get:

    Warning: unlink(C:\Users\Christopher\Desktop\Panther\Panther.zip): Permission denied in F:\localhost\www\test.php on line 2
    and I've gone into:

    [Right Click] -> Properties -> Security -> Advanced.

    From there, I get the error that I must have administrative privileges to continue, so I click Continue, then get the attachment below. I've also checked my disk for errors and none have been reported.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails error.png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    S.E. Texas
    Posts : 61
    windows 8.1 64bit


    You might try this: DropPermission lets you overcome You don't have permission to error messages instantly
    Although you said you cant move it? Worth a shot.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I moved it over the application, and it appeared to work at first. But when I attempted to delete it, then same thing happened

    I've started an sfc /scannow off now, but I honestly don't know how much difference (if any) it will make. No wonder everyone hates Windows if things corrupt this easily ...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    S.E. Texas
    Posts : 61
    windows 8.1 64bit


    Maybe this: Windows change access permissions from the command line
    I'm not a windows guru, Linux and OS X, so I looked up comparable command line commands for the same thing.
    Unfortunately, couldn't find something for sudo for Windows.

    Edit: and I found something: Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows? - Super User
    Last edited by cradom; 24 Jul 2015 at 10:52. Reason: addition
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    The sfc scan has now finished, but it says "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to repair them". I've attached the log below.

    I've tried the CACLS command you posted, but although this again seemed to fix the problem, when I went to delete it, I still got the message that I needed permission from the computer administrator.

    I must confess though, I've taken a look at the runas command, and I'm not entirely sure how to use it - or what I would launch using it as I'm already running command prompt as an admin.
    Unable to delete zip folder newly created Attached Files
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    S.E. Texas
    Posts : 61
    windows 8.1 64bit


    Seems the runas comand doesn't work like sudo. There is this: Sudo for Windows download | SourceForge.net
    which should do as you want, run elevated as yourself instead of admin, which requires a different password.
    Use your login password for sudo.
    (and I'm about at the limit of my knowledge of this, for windows anyway)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    S.E. Texas
    Posts : 61
    windows 8.1 64bit


    The only other thing I might try (unless an expert has a better idea) is boot to a Linux cd, don't install, just use try mode , and nuke the file from there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    You can use the ntfs-3g driver from Linux to delete just about anything short of a corrupt master file table entry.


    Try this native windows tool though, it uses a driver and a couple nifty methods to delete files, and always works so long as the file actually exists and isn't just a corrupt entry.

    (Beware during install, the adware that is packaged. Opt out!)
    Unlocker
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks for all these posts. I was going to reply stating something else (I can't remember what now) when my old issue appeared again: Cookies are only setting in one tab

    I then exited my browser, and ran a Malware scan. As per usual, MalwareBytes saw the PUM Hijack, and I removed it. Doing so seemed to let me remove the entire folder on the desktop with my archive in, as I've just tried now. I have no idea at all of the connection, maybe it was a delayed reaction, I have no idea ...

    Unfortunately though, cookies are *still* only setting in one tab again. It's incredibly frustrating. I've ran CCleaner about four times and still, my Google account is only setting in one tab. I've re-opened my browser and I'm still facing the same issue

    I'm going to run a disk cleanup & defrag shortly while I'm on, but I'm really sick of this, when things go wrong, they really go wrong .....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Unable to delete zip folder newly created
Related Threads
Unable to delete a folder due to long path, I wanted to delete the attached file but I got the “long path” error (attached). How the folder can be deleted anyway? Thank you
Greetings and thanks for taking the time to try and address my issue! Title pretty much explains the basis, I have a folder named CamRec0, which was created from Camtasia a video and editing software, most should be familiar with this as it's pretty popular. Basically, I recorded my screen...
Solved Unable to delete a folder, in General Support
Unable to delete a folder, I couldn’t figure out why a particular folder can’t be deleted or copied (attached). What might be the issue here? Thank you Best
Solved Can't Sign in to newly created users in User Accounts and Family Safety
I have made new users for my computer, but when ever they try to sign in they get a signing out screen, and it goes back to the start screen. All of the users are local accounts. I did set up a 120GB Quota limit after for each user. I made 6 new users. please help i need these accounts...
Unable to Delete a Folder. in Network & Sharing
Hi guys, We have an older server 2003 with all sorts of account permissions on it, that also controlled the profile of this PC I'm currently sitting it. I then reinstalled Windows 8 to this PC creating a new profile independent of the server, and as a workgroup network connection. However,...
Solved Unable to sign into any newly created user accounts in User Accounts and Family Safety
(Also posted at the Microsoft Community - not much luck there!) Hi all, Updated to 8.1, created a couple of users accounts - but unable to sign into these accounts. Clicking to sign in, simply shows (a few seconds later) - 'Signing out'. No errors or similar reported and nothing obvious in...
Hi All, Have a problem that sounds super simple, but, for some reason isn't... I can't delete a folder! There is a folder left over from an uninstalled product called "Symantec". When I attempt to delete this, I get the message "You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook