Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: can't delete file

30 Jun 2011   #1
MvdB

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jun 2011   #2
brady

 

Where is the file located?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #3
MvdB

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....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


30 Jun 2011   #4
brady

 

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

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


Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Can you delete it in safe mode?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #7
brady

 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #8
MvdB

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...?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #9
MvdB

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...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #10
brady

 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 can't delete file




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Unable to delete a file,can't delete it can't shred it,
I looked at my firewall events earlier and i saw a file had been trying to connect to the internet but had been blocked by my firewall. Whenever i install a program i am unsure of i block the exe file from connecting to the internet until i'm happy its a safe program. The file is...
General Discussion
Help file wont delete win 7 says there is no file
I have a download that got interrupted and now have a file with extension .file that cant be deleted. Cleaning software wont catch it, restarting not working either. Havent tried a restore yet
General Discussion
Can't delete file due to invalid file name
Hey all! I have a .png file on my secondary hard drive, which I cannot seem to delete. When I try to delete or rename it, it tells me: "The selected file name is invalid or too long". I came across the programs Delinvfile and Unlocker, but they did not seem to work for me. Appreciate any...
General Discussion
I cant delete my file.
Hi, Im facing a problem here. I cannot delete my file and it stuck in "Preparing to recycle". It keep calculationg. Another thing is when i try to delete the file, my CPU usage increase from 10% to 50%. Here are the screenshots.. Before i delete my file....
Performance & Maintenance
cannot delete file
I can not delete file. it is a wav file i rendered and then i found out was probley too big (1.5 hours). so anyway, all i want to do is delete it the file itself became inaccessible in windows explorer and i cant delete it. trying to open the folder it is in just times out (the progress bar in...
General Discussion
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...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App