I recently bought a new Lenovo Ideapad S340 with windows 10, and I use it with my 1TB USB drive. Then I found a folder stuck in my USB, and Windows gave me a notice 'You'll need administrative access' when I tried to delete it. How to delete this annoying folder?
Dany· Answered on Jan 12, 2023
On your Windows computer, you can get a pop-up window that reads "Folder Access Denied" when you try to remove a folder. To remove this folder, you must provide administrator authority. No matter if you select the "Continue" or "Skip" option, you are unable to remove that folder. You can fix the external hard drive access denied error by following the methods below:
1. You have to assume control over the folder or file. You can right-click the folder you cannot delete and choose "Properties". Open the advanced security settings, and click "Change". Click the "Find Now" button after choosing "Advanced". Then you can select the user account you wish to transfer ownership. Then repeat the operation and take ownership of this folder.
2. After assuming ownership of the folder, if you are still unable to remove it, you might try disabling User Account Control. Open "User Account Control Settings" and move the button to "Never Notify". After saving the changes, you can probably delete the folder.
3. When an administrator cannot delete a file or folder, you can also resolve this problem by turning on the default administrator account. You'll need to run CMD as administrator first, type in net user administrator /active: yes, then enter the password. After rebooting your computer, the account will be enabled.
To avoid data loss, you can download and install this file recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. This safe recovery tool can recover lost/deleted files and folders due to system crashes, accidental deletions, and virus attacks.
Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.
Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.
How to Delete Aimed Folder Contents Larger Than 500MB
When dealing with huge directories, deleting a folder and its contents using Windows Explorer might take a lifetime because it deletes each file one by one. The quickest method is to delete the folder from the command prompt on Windows.
Jan 09, 2023
How to Restore Deleted Folder from Virtual Machines in Unraid
The Unraid user is periodically bothered by the virtual machines' data recovery and the virtual machines' disk folders not found issues. This article provides methods for recovering data from the disk of a virtual machine to minimize the loss of a virtual machine's disk file.
Dec 27, 2022
How to Fix 'Can't Delete a File on Windows Server' Issue
It will sometimes happen that you cannot access or delete a specific file suddenly. We think the methods below will help you get out of this situation, and you can have a try.
Jan 11, 2023
USB Suddenly Is Write Protected and Can't Format or Delete Files
Besides the Diskpart command and Regedit.exe, there are other ways to remove the write-protected USB. We will help you solve the problem and format the write-protected SanDisk Ultra 32 GB stick.
Jan 12, 2023
How to Delete All Files That Do Not Match Criteria
Do you want to learn how to remove a file using a script? Don't worry because this post will show you how to delete numerous files with the Remove-item cmdlet and how to delete files that do not match the criteria.
Jan 11, 2023
Delete Files Beyond Recovery with 3 Data Erase Tools
When using an HDD, the files you deleted can be recovered easily. If you want to delete files permanently, you can choose the erase tools we recommend. Keep reading to choose a suitable tool.
Jan 05, 2023