So I’ll break this down into two sections: what I’m having problems with, and everything i changed all at once.
First, the problem: I am unable to delete folders. I can delete the items in the folders, but not the folders themselves. I get an error saying that the folder is in use. If i try to delete multiple folders, it will delete everyting in the first folder it attempts, then hit that error and stop the delete, leaving the first folder empty, and all remaining folders intact.
Second, my recent system changes: I just upgraded from OS 10.6.something to Mavericks. It was a Hard upgrade, complete wipe. As such I had to reinstal drivers, which is when I noticed the new firmware, which I installed. I’m not sure which upgrade could be causing the problem, or maybe it is some interaction between them. It may help to know that I am logged in as the admin account. I have had the problem on wifi and hardwired.