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Windows 7: Please help me delete some folders


09 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Please help me delete some folders

I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro today. It left a few folders and when I attempt to delete them, I get the message, "You need permission to perform this action"

"You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this folder"

I don't have a clue what to do. Please help.

Thanks

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09 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Are you an administrator on the machine or a standard user ?
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09 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am the administrator.
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09 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Make a folder, put the folder you want to delete into that folder, try to delete the new folder. Let us know if that works.
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09 Feb 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Joseph,

In addition if that doesn't work, then you might see if using the tutorial below to take ownership and permission of the folder may allow you to delete it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Nope same message
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09 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Joseph,

In addition if that doesn't work, then you might see if using the tutorial below to take ownership and permission of the folder may allow you to delete it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

Hope this helps,
Shawn
OK, thanks Shawn. I'll read the tutorial.

A little background, I got the same message in Safe Mode. Move on Boot. No go.

Off to read the tutorial......
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09 Feb 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If that doesn't work, then you could also give the free program Unlocker a try to delete it with.
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09 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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


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09 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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.
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