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Windows 7: Have tried EVERYTHING to regain ownership of files...no luck

05 Jun 2014   #1
LustyTrawler

Win7 64 bit
 
 
Have tried EVERYTHING to regain ownership of files...no luck

Hello, I've tried every solution to try to gain access to some files on my computer. I've tried using unlocker, and other right-clicky programs. I've tried removing and re-adding myself to the group with full control via security > Edit...

I'm totally stumped!

Any ideas?




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05 Jun 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LustyTrawler View Post
Hello, I've tried every solution to try to gain access to some files on my computer. I've tried using unlocker, and other right-clicky programs. I've tried removing and re-adding myself to the group with full control via security > Edit...

I'm totally stumped!

Any ideas?

Is there a commonality regarding file extensions that are denying access, such as; .doc, .pdf, .jpg, etc?
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11 Jun 2014   #3
LustyTrawler

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Yes there is actually!

.agr
.aif
.aiff
.wav
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11 Jun 2014   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LustyTrawler View Post
Yes there is actually!

.agr
.aif
.aiff
.wav
The information I have regarding the first three files is;

.agr=APM Graph Vector Graphic
.aif=Audio Interchange File or SymbianOS Application Information File
.aiff=Audio Interchange File

Not the usual Windows 7 extensions. I don't have any knowledge of what program would have installed them. With that said, you could try running System File Checker, SFC, and see if it helps;

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.

HTH
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11 Jun 2014   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

.agr is used by apm cad software,

Do you have apm graphing software installed?
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13 Jun 2014   #6
LustyTrawler

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Hi folks, thanks for the replies. I ran the scannow and there were no issues identified.

I've just gone ahead and deleted the .agr files because those aren't needed. What's left are the .aiff and .aif files. There were copied over from a Mac...perhaps that's the issue. It's not the end of the world to just delete them if there's no easy solution...would be nice to keep them though.

Thanks!
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24 Jun 2014   #7
LustyTrawler

Win7 64 bit
 
 

I found out what the problem was. For some reason the files were seen as encrypted when they came over from the mac (Why do .zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted? - Saving the world, one bug at a time - Site Home - MSDN Blogs). The file names were green...to disable: Easily disable file encryption | Remote Administration For Windows
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25 Jun 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

thanks for posting
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