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Windows 7: Even the Administrator account can't delete this folder...

31 Oct 2012   #11
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That power user is really quick!Properties,security tab,click on each group,i'm outta here...


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31 Oct 2012   #12
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

To take ownership give yourself permission and look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Or try Download Unlocker 1.9.1 - FileHippo.com

Or download a linux .iso and burn it to cd and boot from it (do not install it) run as a live cd and then navigate to the windows partition find the folder and delete it.

Jerry
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31 Oct 2012   #13
newTechie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have all permissions and none are denied, It says it is "Read-only" and won't let me change it
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31 Oct 2012   #14
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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01 Nov 2012   #15
newTechie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I booted into safe mode, deleted the folder there, booted normally and was able to successfully delete the folder there as well. Thanks for all the help guys! I'll know what to do if this ever happens again!
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01 Nov 2012   #16
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad you got that folder deleted.
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