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Windows 7: cant delete a folder


27 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
cant delete a folder

im trying to delete a floder but i get an error that says i need permission fromSYSTEM to to it, i have basically a fresh install of Windows 7 ult x64, i installed it myself , how to i allow myself to delete things


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27 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slick8 View Post
im trying to delete a floder but i get an error that says i need permission fromSYSTEM to to it, i have basically a fresh install of Windows 7 ult x64, i installed it myself , how to i allow myself to delete things
Hi stick8
Some folder can not be deleted but try this first.

When selecting Windows 7 Explorer from the taskbar you will highlight Explorer then right mouse click on it and select from the menu RUN as Administrator.
Try that
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27 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Slick8,

Depending on what folder you are wanting to delete, you may need to take ownership of it and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" first.

If this is a protected operating system folder, then you should not delete these.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Feb 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If it is a system folder owned by the trusted installer, you may try this (although I do not recommend to delete system files). In elevated cmd and in safe mode run these 2 commands:

takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui
Icacls C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui /G WHS:F

You have to replace WHS which is my username by your username. Now try to delete the folder.
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27 Feb 2010   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slick8 View Post
im trying to delete a floder but i get an error that says i need permission fromSYSTEM to to it, i have basically a fresh install of Windows 7 ult x64, i installed it myself , how to i allow myself to delete things
What folder do you want to delete. Is it one that was installed with Windows 7 or one you created yourself. If the former don't delete it!
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27 Feb 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WHS,
Gruess Gott. Thought you might find following of interest:

C:\windows\system32 100%>cacls.exe /?

NOTE: Cacls is now deprecated, please use Icacls.
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27 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
WHS,
Gruess Gott. Thought you might find following of interest:

C:\windows\system32 100%>cacls.exe /?

NOTE: Cacls is now deprecated, please use Icacls.
Thanks, will do.
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