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Windows 7: Please help me delete some folders

09 Feb 2013   #11
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
OK, we need to see what user privileges you have.


clickstart>computer>local disk C>users>right click your user name>properties>security

then click your name and see what permissions you have
Problem solved


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09 Feb 2013   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Shawn, does this issue come from the fact that maybe Jadinolf didn`t install the app originally, and that`s why he had to take ownership of the folder ?

I`m still curious as to what your permissions are.
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09 Feb 2013   #13
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
OK, we need to see what user privileges you have.


clickstart>computer>local disk C>users>right click your user name>properties>security

then click your name and see what permissions you have
Good?


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09 Feb 2013   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

But it looks like you have system highlighted there, not your user name.

And what is account unknown ?
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09 Feb 2013   #15
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'm sorry but I have never even seen that graphic before.

No idea what account unknown is.

My name is there. I don't have a user name.

The important thing is the fact the folders are gone.
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09 Feb 2013   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Sure you do, it`s listed right there Joseph T Adinolf, you have to highlite it to see your permissions.
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09 Feb 2013   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If that doesn't work, then you could also give the free program Unlocker a try to delete it with.
Done! Take Ownership did it.

Thanks all. Most appreciated.
Great news. Glad we could help.
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09 Feb 2013   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Shawn, does this issue come from the fact that maybe Jadinolf didn`t install the app originally, and that`s why he had to take ownership of the folder ?

I`m still curious as to what your permissions are.
Hey Brian,

That would be my thoughts as well.

The "unknown user" would most likely be a deleted user account. Probably the one that originally installed the program, and could be why only System had access now that user account is no longer there.
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09 Feb 2013   #19
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

For the record, guys, no one else has ever installed anything on this computer.

I'm the man!

Thanks all.
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09 Feb 2013   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Anytime Joseph.

"Unknown user" could be from a deleted user account, a user account from another computer that is not currently connected, etc.....

Basically previously accessed or owned by another user account that is no longer available for whatever reason.
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