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Windows 7: Can't delete autorun.inf

04 Oct 2012   #1
albalma

Windows 7 64
 
 
Can't delete autorun.inf

I can't delete autorun.inf says I need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this file...


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04 Oct 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Albalma,

You could use step 2 in OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to take ownership of and set permissions to "Allow" your user account "full control" of the autorun.inf. Afterwards, you should be able to delete it.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums


If not, then you try using the free program Unlocker to delete it with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jun 2014   #3
BMGRAHAM

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Solved

I had the same issue because of Symantec Endpoint Prevention

  • Open a command prompt by clicking Start | Run | type "cmd.exe" within the Open field and press Ok/Enter.
  • Type the following commands on the command line:
    • cd "c:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection"
    • smc.exe -stop
  • You now can access the file
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