JSI Tip 6660. When you attempt to delete a folder from a mounted volume, you receive 'Cannot delete Foldername: Access is denied. The source file may be in use'?

Jerold Schulman

May 5, 2003

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The subject behavior is caused by the Recycle Bin, which doesn't understand mounted volumes.

To workaround this issue, use either of the following:

- In Windows Explorer, Hold down the SHIFT key before your press Delete. This bypasses the Recycle Bin.

- Delete the folder from a CMD prompt, use the RD /S /q FolderPath command.

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