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Windows 7: Adminstrator/Permissions Help

09 Nov 2009   #1
trashdog

Windows 7
 
 
Adminstrator/Permissions Help

I just upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows XP Pro. So far the upgrade is going well except for one aspect. My profile is the only profile on this computer. So I am the administrator. It even says so in the User Accounts in the control panel

The problem I am having is that I am unable to delete folders because Win7 says I need to be an administrator. I don't get it.

I am also having permissions issues. Itunes popped up with a message saying that my Itunes library can't be saved because I don't have the proper permissions. What do I need to do to convince my computer that I am the administrator and that I do in fact have permissions since I do own the computer...lol

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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09 Nov 2009   #2
OpSysWiz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right click app to run > Run as Administrator

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09 Nov 2009   #3
trashdog

Windows 7
 
 

I've done that for running programs. The problem I am having is deleting folders from a external hard drive. I downloaded the take ownership reg. fix but that has not enabled me to delete the folder.

It is a folder with audio books in it. I copied the folder to another drive and I just want to delete the folder off of the drive that's not needed any longer.
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09 Nov 2009   #4
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Are the files set as read only?
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09 Nov 2009   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Make a new user account as admin and use that. If it works move your stuff over and delete the problem account. If it doesn't then post back.
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09 Nov 2009   #6
trashdog

Windows 7
 
 

I created the account and I still get the "You need to provide Admin. Permissions to delete this folder" message.
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09 Nov 2009   #7
OpSysWiz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you right click the folder > Properties
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09 Nov 2009   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If its an external hard drive, right click and select format. That will kill the files.
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09 Nov 2009   #9
trashdog

Windows 7
 
 

I don't want to kill the drive just the folder...lol
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09 Nov 2009   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

That will kill the files and the drive will be freshly formatted. Right-click and set quick format for NTFS if its a big 500GB or so drive, or FAT32 for something smaller than 160GB.
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