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August 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm

I am trying to delete a directory using an admin powershell but am getting this error

PS C:\windows\system32> Remove-Item .\Macromed -Recurse -Force
Remove-Item : Cannot remove item C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash64_18_0_0_232.ocx: Access to the path
denied.
At line:1 char:1
+ Remove-Item .\Macromed -Recurse -Force
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (Flash64_18_0_0_232.ocx:FileInfo) [Remove-Item], ArgumentExcepti
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RemoveFileSystemItemArgumentError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand
Remove-Item : Cannot remove item C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash: The directory is not empty.
At line:1 char:1
+ Remove-Item .\Macromed -Recurse -Force
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (Flash:DirectoryInfo) [Remove-Item], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RemoveFileSystemItemIOError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand
Remove-Item : Cannot remove item C:\windows\system32\Macromed: The directory is not empty.
At line:1 char:1
+ Remove-Item .\Macromed -Recurse -Force
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\windows\system32\Macromed:DirectoryInfo) [Remove-Item], IOExcepti
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RemoveFileSystemItemIOError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand

What do I need to be doing differently?

August 12, 2015 at 10:59 pm

maybe file is in use?