I have a problem... a folder which I can not delete.
I can move, rename it but not rename the files in it. The attributes of the files in it I can not change, too.
Booting a linux from recent c't does not help . i could mount the volume but no success deleting the files nor folder.
Have a XP SP3 ruuning on my PC.
How can I get rid of the folder ??
Thats only possible in case you are trying to do that while not being the owner of the files and folder and when attributes for others are set to read only.
If you connect via putty the you can change owner of the file using the chown command
For instance if the folder has the name /share/1000/wd9895 then to change the owner in that folder to user root give the command (in Puttty)
9so you are in this directory nowe, then give command
chown -R root *
Now the owner should be root and you should be able to delete them assuming the owner had the right to write to files, otherwise you have to set permission for owner to r/w first or use the chmod command for it.
From within the folder give the command
chmod -R 777 *
(this will set all files and sub dir's and the files in there to rwx for as well owner, group as others)
If you have made the folder using the web interface then it should be possible to delete using the webinterface.
PS Deleting a folder using putty that you created using the webinterface via another way then using the webinterface is not recommended, this may confuse the samba server as it will remain present in the samba configuration file while in reality its no longer there.