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Windows 7: Help needed - i am unable to delete files


14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Help needed - i am unable to delete files

Windows 7 will not let me delete folders off a data drive. My username has administrator privileges so I am perplexed why I am not allowed to do just about anything! I even went to Start, Accessories, and right clicked on Explorer and chose to run it as Administrator and tried that way to delete the folders. No go, Windows 7 keeps telling me I need administrator permission to do so. When I right click on the folders I want to delete there is not option I can even see for changing permissions other than checkboxes for Read Only. How the f%^k can I delete the folders?

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14 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beowulf999 View Post
Windows 7 will not let me delete folders off a data drive. My username has administrator privileges so I am perplexed why I am not allowed to do just about anything! I even went to Start, Accessories, and right clicked on Explorer and chose to run it as Administrator and tried that way to delete the folders. No go, Windows 7 keeps telling me I need administrator permission to do so. When I right click on the folders I want to delete there is not option I can even see for changing permissions other than checkboxes for Read Only. How the f%^k can I delete the folders?

Seems like you have a permssons problem. can you upload a screenshot of the permission tab of a sample folder?

thanks


Ken
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14 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Beowulf999.



Here's a tutorial that goes along with Ken's suggestion above, at the link below.

Take Ownership Shortcut



Also here's an excellent resource from our sister site Vista Forums at the link below.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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14 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Incredible! That reg resource worked like a charm! Thank you so much!
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14 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Beowulf999.



You're welcome, we're glad you found a solution that works for you; thanks for the update.
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08 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The tool didn't work for me although I did see it when I reght clicked. Tried to set the permissions on the drive but got a system volume error, then tried to set the permission on the folder itself for creator owner and it wouldn't accept that either! Very frustrating!!
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