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Windows 7: Mysterious Undeletable File

29 Dec 2010   #1
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 
Mysterious Undeletable File

Wasn't sure what this qualified as to where to put the thread. But...
My boyfriend created a new folder on my desktop and put some music and comedy MP3s in there to burn for my daughter.... Now the file will not delete off the desktop, it won't move it wont do anything; it says only the Administrator can do that and of course I am the administrator so I am asking how can I delete this file. The only thing I was allowed to do was copy it but that's all. I was allowed to delete the copy. He said he did not change any permissions or anything like that; simply created a file and put the MP3s in it and burned them then not able to do anything... Please help!!


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29 Dec 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorkpixie View Post
Wasn't sure what this qualified as to where to put the thread. But...
My boyfriend created a new folder on my desktop and put some music and comedy MP3s in there to burn for my daughter.... Now the file will not delete off the desktop, it won't move it wont do anything; it says only the Administrator can do that and of course I am the administrator so I am asking how can I delete this file. The only thing I was allowed to do was copy it but that's all. I was allowed to delete the copy. He said he did not change any permissions or anything like that; simply created a file and put the MP3s in it and burned them then not able to do anything... Please help!!
You can see if this helps by taking ownership of the file.

Take Ownership Shortcut

Then try to delete it.
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29 Dec 2010   #3
brady

 

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Click Security tab
Click Advanced
Click on the "Owner" tab
Click EDIT: Select your user account
Click apply
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29 Dec 2010   #4
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Nope I changed the folder permissions to include everyone; as taking ownership is not working; The message I get is that "You Require permission from Shannon-PC-23-J\Shannon" That is me and my account on my system, so I am admin and it shows I have full access to file; but will not let me delete it.
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29 Dec 2010   #5
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Click Security tab
Click Advanced
Click on the "Owner" tab
Click EDIT: Select your user account
Click apply

I already am the owner; that's why I don't understand why it keeps telling me I need to give myself permission to delete the file. Doesn't make sense.
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29 Dec 2010   #6
brady

 

if you check the burner drive, do you see any files "waiting to write"?

You have files waiting to be burned to disc - Stop Message
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29 Dec 2010   #7
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
if you check the burner drive, do you see any files "waiting to write"?

Nope, nothing waiting to write; I thought of that too.
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29 Dec 2010   #8
brady

 

so when you attempt to delete the folder, you get the require permission error?

Do you get the same error when trying to delete the "file(s)" only?

When you added the "Everyone" group to the security, did you add it with "Full control"?
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29 Dec 2010   #9
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

I think the problem is that the 2 folders inside the main folder will not allow me to take ownership and will not display the owner either. This file is impenetrable (sp).
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29 Dec 2010   #10
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
so when you attempt to delete the folder, you get the require permission error?

Do you get the same error when trying to delete the "file(s)" only?

When you added the "Everyone" group to the security, did you add it with "Full control"?

Yup; nope and yup.

When I try to delete the files in the folder; I get an access denied but I am unable to change anything at all with those. Will not display the owner and will not allow me to change everything even using the take ownership utility that I downloaded before.
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