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Windows 7: Can't Delete

26 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7
Can't Delete

I have a file on my computer that I can't delete. I can rename it, but the system tells me I am not the administrator. Well I am the administrator. I have a password and am the only user. When I check the system it tells me I am the administrator. Any idea why I canít delete a file?

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26 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

First be very sure its a file you can delete safely
You can try this
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
Then try using the hidden adminstrator.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
Finally if nothing does the trick this should work
I think that the administrator will do the job, however.
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26 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x

If the file is associated with a program that you use on your computer that maybe you didn't uninstall properly windows will not let you delete the file as it thinks you still need it. Make sure that the file is not being used by your system.
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26 Jun 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

boot into safe mode.

can you now delete the file?

What is the complete path of the file?
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