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Windows 7: Cannot delete edit modify rename or alter files in any way!?!?!?


22 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Cannot delete edit modify rename or alter files in any way!?!?!?

i am enraged, i have been having this problem for a bit, i disabled uac, i gave my user account full access permissions on all files and it still says i dont have permission, my hard drive is almost full now and i cannot delete stuff so i just wanna lay into microsoft with the force of 1000 suns

note: the files i am having problems with arent even on the C: drive, they are on my shared partition (i use this partition for documents music etc and just about everything that is not windows only)

any help would be much appreciated -thx

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22 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Have you taken ownership of your data drive? Take Ownership Shortcut
After you take ownership, you will still need to grant yourself permission to the drive.
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22 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Is the shared partition connected to this machine or is it connected to another machine and you are accessing it via the network?
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22 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

the shared partition is on this machine, i do not currently use any sharing over my network (i have enough problems accessing files on my own machine so i may try that after i get to where i can access what is on this machine first)

also i would like to try that take ownership but i just want to edit the registry myself rather than downloading a reg file, any links to a tutorial on doing the edit myself?
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22 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right-click a file/folder/drive, click Properties then enter the Security tab. Now hit Advanced then the Owner tab.
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22 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

alright, thanks

we'll call this problem solved, and if i come across another related problem i will bump
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23 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You might be interested in this for future use: How to Create a Take Ownership Shortcut in Windows 7
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23 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

yeh, i saw that, but i just dont like to use a reg file thats not made by me
but if anyone knows how which registry key(s) that i need to change for that
than i will just edit my registry myself
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23 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The problem is likely that the drive on the other partition were created by a different user account. Even if by you on a previous version of windows. If you did not "transfer" your user account from the old windows to Windows 7 then the files are still owned by the older user which windows has no idea is physically YOU.

The proper thing to do (for future reference) is to transfer your user acount from windows to windows. Then all your files will still be owned by you.

But if that is not possible for some reason or you change accounts on purpose then the take ownership shorcut is the fastest way to transfer ownershp of the files "back to yourself" (to your new user account)...
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23 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

well, this computer is new so this is the only windows ever installed on it
but i took ownership of the drive and have had no problem since
but i would still like to know what registry key to edit to add the "take ownership" to the right click menu
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