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Windows 7: File Permissions Will Not Allow Deletion

14 Jul 2015   #1
cosmarchy

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
File Permissions Will Not Allow Deletion

Hello,

When I plug my WD Passport into my laptop and try to delete a folder I get an error saying I need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

I click continue but then I get "you require permission from administrator to make changes to this folder" and the only option is to try again or cancel.

I am an administrator and it doesn't matter which owner it is. Everyone has full control but I cannot delete this folder.

Any ideas?

Thanks


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14 Jul 2015   #2
DarkBreak24

Windows 8.1 64Bit
 
 

Try downloading the "TakeOwnership" registry key and once its installed use the right click take ownership menu on the folder see if that works
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14 Jul 2015   #3
cosmarchy

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

@DarkBreak24
This works, thanks very much
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15 Jul 2015   #4
DarkBreak24

Windows 8.1 64Bit
 
 

No worries, glad I could help
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