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Windows 7: Can't Delete File

06 Jun 2010   #1
VinnyRagz

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Can't Delete File

First off I am new to this so I am sorry if this is posted in the wrong section.
OK so i have a file on my desktop that contains videos that i wanted to delete to free up some space and it will not let me delete them. I have Windows 7 and when i right click then click delete it says "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from Vinny-PC\Vinny to make changes to this folder". The thing is i am the only user on this computer (and i am logged into that user name) so i am the administrator. Why will it not let me delete the file? It let me delete all my old music and videos except this one folder. Needless to say I am getting very mad.

If anyone could help me with this problem i would appreciate it very much.




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06 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VinnyRagz View Post
First off I am new to this so I am sorry if this is posted in the wrong section.
OK so i have a file on my desktop that contains videos that i wanted to delete to free up some space and it will not let me delete them. I have Windows 7 and when i right click then click delete it says "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from Vinny-PC\Vinny to make changes to this folder". The thing is i am the only user on this computer (and i am logged into that user name) so i am the administrator. Why will it not let me delete the file? It let me delete all my old music and videos except this one folder. Needless to say I am getting very mad.

If anyone could help me with this problem i would appreciate it very much.

Is user "vinny" a standard user or administrator. go into control panel>users and see what the title says. You can also tell by opening a command window (type cmd in search). Does it say administrator on the top bar? see pic.
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06 Jun 2010   #3
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