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Windows 7: can't delete file

30 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 
can't delete file

Hi all, I've got a strange situation that I cannot delete a file.

Background: file was created by Unrarring in Newsbin.
It was created with strange ownership settings which prevent me from deleting the file.

What I've tried so far:

Deleting with elevated rights - not allowed
Deleting with dos prompt w/ elevated rights - not allowed
Take over admin rights in file properties - not allowed + it cannot show me what the current owner is

Avast and Malwarebytes see no problem on my system or this file.
I'd try ubuntu but this disk has bitlocker on... and I hesitate to take that off which I'll need to do to gain access by using Linux.

Any ideas?


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30 Jun 2011   #2

 

Where is the file located?
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30 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Where is the file located?
in a normal dir on a (non-system) fixed disk (i.e. D:\xxx\xxx)
It is now the only file in its subdir...

I've also tried Shawn tut on taking over Ownership, to no avail


Btw, that whole D: is bitlocked....
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30 Jun 2011   #4

 

Are you prompted to unlock the directory or file with the TPM pin or usb stick?
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30 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Are you prompted to unlock the directory or file with the TPM pin or usb stick?
no, it just says I need admin rights, which I have on... And strangely, in the security proerties, it says it cannot show who/what the owner is...

That's what it says in Dutch .. I see I need to do something about my circle drawing skills


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30 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Can you delete it in safe mode?
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30 Jun 2011   #7

 

Are you able to add to that ACL? If so, please add "System" to the ACL with full control.
Let me know if that works.
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30 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Can you delete it in safe mode?
mmm That wouldn't be logical...the disk is bitlocked...?
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30 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Are you able to add to that ACL? If so, please add "System" to the ACL with full control.
Let me know if that works.
had already tried that but I can't...
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30 Jun 2011   #10

 

You'll have to unlock the drive in order to gain control over that file or directory. You can always turn it back on right after you delete the file/directory.
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