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#1 Lightsourced



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:19 PM

Hello! First off thanks for your tool and everything! 


Second, I'm an idiot... and I went to reinstall a plugin that was in an existing merge through mod organizer because I was going to rebuild my merge, and I was updating the plugin. However, I didn't have folder access, I'm assuming because Merge plugins was attempting to stop what I ultimately caused anyways. Soooo... Mod organizer, deleted the .esp, but didn't reinstall the plugin because it didn't have access... don't ask me how it was able to delete it in the first place... but nowww.. because I don't have an .esp, I cannot remove it from the merge, and now I don't have access to that folder at all to even try to delete it or change ownership or anything... it's completely locked out from me. Is there *anything* I can do to regain access to this folder? I've deleted the merge plugins profiles and everything, to no avail...


Thanks, and I'm sorry...

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:35 PM

Yay! I restarted my computer... and the folder is now gone >.< deeerrrrrp.. anyways.. hopefully this can help someone else if they run into a similar situation...


Golden rule: When in doubt... restart the computer!!!

Edited by Lightsourced, 17 August 2017 - 04:36 PM.

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#3 Greg



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:07 PM

I suspect what happened is that something had a file or the folder locked (e.g. just by having an open path to that file or folder). When you deleted the file or folder, Windows puts it into a "pending delete" status so it can delete it after the open path is closed. Unfortunately, Windows Explorer is rather lame in that it pops up a vague and misleading "access denied" or similar message. If you go to a DOS prompt and do the same thing you'll get a more appropriate error message.

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