Microsoft KB Archive/933756

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

Article ID: 933756

Article Last Modified on 5/8/2007


  • 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


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

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.


This problem occurs if the subfolder contains files or folders.


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.


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

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


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

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