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How do I delete a write-protected folder in a Windows 7 environment?

Hello, Wayne.  Thank you for your question!

In order to delete a write protected file or folder, you have to disable the "Read Only" attributes of said object.  To do so you will have to:

- Right click the object, select "Properties".  

- When the dialogue options appears, you will want to make sure you are on the "General" tab.  

- From there, find the option at the bottom that says "Read-only" and make sure that box is unchecked.  

You should now be able to delete the file.  I hope this helps!

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