You cannot delete a shared folder that is not empty on a Windows 98 SE-based computer by using Windows Vista

You cannot delete a shared folder that is not empty on a Windows 98 SE-based computer by using Windows Vista

Article ID : 933756
Last Review : May 8, 2007
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

In Windows Vista, you try to delete a subfolder of a shared folder on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE). However, you cannot remove the subfolder, and you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

Destination Folder Access Denied
You need permission to perform this action
<Folder_name>

This problem occurs even if the shared folder is configured for Full Access permissions. Additionally, this problem occurs whether you configure a password, or you do not configure a password.

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CAUSE

This problem occurs if the subfolder contains files or folders.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, first open the folder, and then delete the contents of the folder. Then you can delete the folder.

Note If the folder contains a subfolder, you must first delete the contents of the subfolder, and then delete the subfolder.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about a related problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

933465 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=933465/) Windows Vista copies a read-only file or a read-only folder on a Windows 98-based computer instead of moving the file or the folder as expected

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition

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