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Windows 7: You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file?

13 Aug 2011   #1
leroyj

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file?

Basically when I try to delete some folders, an error message pops up saying "You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file".

My knowledge only stretches so far so any help will be much appreciated...cheers


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13 Aug 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Leroy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What's the full path of the folders that you are trying to delete?
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13 Aug 2011   #3
leroyj

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Computer > Expansion Drive F: > e2670e3c19b0fe161262d0
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13 Aug 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Taking ownership of the folders and setting permissions to "Allow" your user account "Full Control" may be able to allow you to delete them.

If not, then using the free program Unlocker may be able to allow you to delete them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Aug 2011   #5
leroyj

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I'll certainly give it a whirl and post back results...thanks
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13 Aug 2011   #6
leroyj

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Tried your 'Permissions' mehtod with no luck, installed 'Unlocker' and worked a treat....thanks very much...appreciated!!!
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13 Aug 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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09 Feb 2013   #8
zebraloc

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Worked for me, too. I've been around the world wide web trying to delete some stubborn files and Unlocker got rid of them faster than you can say, Thanks very much!
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09 Feb 2013   #9
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

And, thanks to Shawn, "taking ownership" worked for me last night.
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