Many files won't delete due without administrator permission

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Many files won't delete due without administrator permission

Post by ustincorporated » Fri May 24, 2013 10:00 pm


First let me compliment you on your program, it's great.

I would like to ask that you consider implementing a new feature so files will actually be deleted by your program rather than generating this error:

Move/Copy Error: F:\Development\MaxThat\File-Notes.txt : The system cannot move the file to a different disk drive.

In Windows Explorer you can delete the folder but there is an intermediary prompt of:

You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder

[Continue] [Skip] [Delete]

My user account is already an administrator, so not sure why Windows requires this prompt in the first place but when I click Continue button the folder is deleted.

So my suggestion is to handle this internally in DCP or if not possible due to OS limitations to allow the user to see this popup and click Continue themselves. In my case files that required this were about 350 out of 2,000. So I had to manually sort by path and delete each of these folders one-by-one.

Many thanks for considering this feature.
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