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Windows 7: As the only User, why can't I delete some folders I created?

18 Nov 2011   #1
Orpheus2000

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
As the only User, why can't I delete some folders I created?

Something I've never got to the bottom of: occasionally I find I cannot delete a file or folder which I had created and which is not set to Read Only, apparently because I need permission from the Administrator. The Permissions for such files and folders have not been tinkered with, at least not by me. Since I am the only User, am I not also the Administrator? My User Account is set to Administrator status.


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18 Nov 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Orpheus2000,

Your user profile may be corrupt. Copy all the contents in folders created by you on C: drive to another partition or external usb drive.
Change your user account name, re create it correctly then delete ALL of the old account. Also start using a password if not doing so already.
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