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Windows 7: Permission denied to administrator

20 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Permission denied to administrator

EDIT: It's not actually solved, but has now become a Win Media Centre issue. I will post there.

I have tried to delete several folders containing recorded DVDs. Most of them went, but there are a half dozen that can not be deleted.

The structure is:
- DVDName#1
- Videots
- Audiots
- DVDName#2
- Videots
- Audiots

These were in WMC Movies Library, by using their parent folder f:\dvds. However I have now removed that from the library. All the successfully deleted folders were in the same parent folder.

I am told I need permission to delete them. I actually am logged in as admin. I checked in Properties/security n their parent folder and I have all permissions except Special, which is greyed out for all listed users.

However when I try to look at security for any of the individual DVD folders, I am told I do not have permission to even _see_ the security settings

I then saw that the folders were read-only. I attempted to uncheck that, but again was told I needed admin privileges.

Given that I am admin, what's going on here?

EDT: I am also the owner of the parent folder, but cannot see or alter the owner of the sub-folders.

Any help most appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2012   #2

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

If there's nothing in f:\dvds that you want to keep, just delete the parent folder (f:\dvd) If you want some folders in f:\dvd but not others - you might have to take ownership. There's a tutorial that sets up a context menu Take Ownership.

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks for the reply. I have tried to delete the f:\dvds folder and it gives the same error, although other subfolder were fine.

I will check the tute, but as I said (your fast reply may have missed the edit, sorry) it's become a WMC issue, as it's hogging the subfolder, although I have removed the parent folder f:\dvds.

I tried Take Ownership and the new context menu item appeared, but I still get the same errors. Definitely a WMC issue. I have posted there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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