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Windows 7: Yet Another "Permissions" question - Cant delete folder

29 Sep 2009   #1

Cant Delete Folders on D: E: F: G: - Logged in as Admin

Ok, I have UAC off, tried two of the registry hacks to "Take Control" when I right click a file/folder.

These files and folders are not on my main "C" drive. This is on a different hard drive. I am logged in as Admin (the account I made when I installed 7".

All I want is to control the files/folders that are mine, I could care less about the windows files.

Some delete, some dont.

Is there a way to turn this off so I can delete files from my other hard drives? Thanks!

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29 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Did you attempt to "take ownership" of the entire drive on which these files you want to delete are located? If not, I would try that.
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29 Sep 2009   #3

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

If you are not sure of how to take Ownership here is an article created by Forum member Bing. Hope this Helps :)

It works the same in Seven as it does in Vista.

And, Welcome To The Seven Forums
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01 Oct 2009   #4


Well I used the take ownership registry key thing so you could right click and take ownership, ive tried 2 different ones, but that doesnt seem to work =(
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14 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Same thing happened to me. I was able to click on the drive and give full permissions to "everyone" for the drive letter and I've been good to go ever since. It's incredibly frustrating when you can't add/delete or change your own files--what was Microsoft thinking? There needs to be a "don't bug me with padlocks" button, LOL!
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