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Postby Frankmr » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:21 am

I placed a zip folder in there
C:\Sandbox

Now I cant delete it
This is the nameof the folder
mp3player-Demo1

If it stays there its not a big deal but I would like to delete it
Thanks
Frankmr
 

Postby Guest10 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:12 pm

I wouldn't have thought that storing something in the C:\Sandbox folder would have caused a problem.
Usually, it's one of the sub-folders that causes a problem.

You can use Windows 'cacls' utility, to see if it solves your problem.
It's described in this message thread:
http://sandboxie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=5737
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Postby Frankmr » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:34 pm

Hi Guest10
I did a bit of research on that and I could not get anywhere with that
Maybe sandbox has a page pn dealing with this kind of an issue
Maybe there is a program to delte files like this
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Postby Frankmr » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:49 pm

I have windows xp and i dont know where the Cacls utility is

If I have my sandbox folder here
C:\Sandbox
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Re: Delete folder

Postby dynarx » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:35 am

Frankmr wrote:I have windows xp and i dont know where the Cacls utility is

If I have my sandbox folder here
C:\Sandbox


CACLS is available straight away, you don't need to hunt for it.

1. Click START then click RUN...
2. In the Run box, type CMD to open a command window
3. Type the following lines, pressing the ENTER key between each:

c:
cd \sandbox
cacls *.* /T /G Everyone:F


Once the last command has finished, type EXIT to close the command window.

Now you should be able to do whatever you like with the troublesome folder.

Cheers,
D
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Postby Frankmr » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:56 pm

Hi dynarx
Thanks for trying to help me
I tried what you said 2 times and it didn't work
I must be doing something wrong.
Anyway I will try again later and will let you know
Thanks
Frankmr
 

Postby Guest10 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:47 pm

The procedure uses the program C:\Windows\System32\Calcs.exe, which you should already have - assuming your hard drive uses NTFS formatting.
What dynarx listed, should have worked for you - if the procedure is going to work at all. Were there any error messages along the way?

You should be able to select and copy to the Clipboard, the 3 lines inside of the Code box, below.
Then paste them into a new Notepad window, and save it to your Desktop as
SandboxUtil.cmd
Code: Select all
c:
cd \sandbox
cacls *.* /T /G Everyone:F

Double-click to run it. If Notepad opens, instead of a command routine running in a black window, then the file was saved with a ".txt". extension.
In that case, it must be renamed to have a ".cmd" extension, to run.

If this doesn't work, to let you delete the zip folder, then I'm at a loss.

(P.S. Maybe this little .cmd utility, or something more substantial that is based on it, could be hosted here for downloading.)
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Postby Frankmr » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:21 am

Hi Guest10
That is really amazing
I was able to delete it

That was technical stuff
I will have to spend more time with this program i think there are many good things I can learn from sandbox
Thanks
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