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Windows 7: Problems removing folder

19 Feb 2010   #1
sc00zy

 
Problems removing folder

Hi all,

I'm trying to delete a folder, but Windows keeps asking about Administrator privileges. I even logged in as Administrator and it keeps telling me I don't have the rights to edit or remove this folder.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!


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19 Feb 2010   #2
sc00zy

 

Hm it looks like it doesn't have an owner. I can't give it a new owner neither...
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19 Feb 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Try taking ownership of the folder: Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
~JK
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19 Feb 2010   #4
brady

 

right click folder select properties. Click Security Tab (are the options greyed out)?
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19 Feb 2010   #5
sc00zy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
right click folder select properties. Click Security Tab (are the options greyed out)?
No all the options are there.
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19 Feb 2010   #6
sc00zy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello,

Try taking ownership of the folder: Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
~JK
I'm trying it using the command prompt, but the takeown examples shown are for files. Any suggestions?

Thanks
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19 Feb 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

To be honest, I use a shortcut, and right-click on any folder or file: Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums

If you want to use the command prompt, just point the directory to the folder, not file.
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19 Feb 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have "Take Ownership" in your right click context menu, it can also be applied to folders.
But maybe it is another problem. The folder could be owned e.g. by the Trusted Installer. Then you need a different procedure. What kind of folder is it?
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19 Feb 2010   #9
sc00zy

 

Ok I tried it using the "Take Ownership" option in the context menu, but that doesn't help either... It still says it can't find the current owner...
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19 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sc00zy View Post
Ok I tried it using the "Take Ownership" option in the context menu, but that doesn't help either... It still says it can't find the current owner...
But where does the folder come from and what is the path?
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