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Windows 7: How do you delete a file you do not have permissions for?

06 Aug 2012   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
How do you delete a file you do not have permissions for?

So I think I messed up. I downloaded an .avi and I can't watch the file or delete it. I almost think thats the point, like it's supposed to annoy the user that downloads it. is that possible?

anyway, I have this folder I can't delete and the only thing in it is two copys of the same .avi file. It says I don't have permission. What can I do?

properties says I do not have permission to view or change


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06 Aug 2012   #2

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

alright, i took ownership of the folder and then i was able to delete it. I did the right thing?


this thread was very helpful in the matter: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...-shortcut.html
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06 Aug 2012   #3

Mac OS X 10.8/Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Have you tried changing the permissions of that file or the folder? Could other programs (such as a torrent) be using it? Have you scanned for viruses? Have you tried safe mode?
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06 Aug 2012   #4

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Have you tried changing the permissions of that file or the folder? Could other programs (such as a torrent) be using it? Have you scanned for viruses? Have you tried safe mode?

scanned for viruses came up clean. never tried in safe mod. Dont use torrents i use newsgroups. took ownership of file then was able to delete it.
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06 Aug 2012   #5

Mac OS X 10.8/Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Sometimes that's all it takes. I'm glad that it worked out.
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