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Windows 7: Cannot Delete File in Windows 7 x64

22 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7 x64 Pro
Cannot Delete File in Windows 7 x64

I have logged in as I always do as an ADMINISTRATOR..... I am trying to delete a file in by C: drive to allow for more room to install more programs. When I right click and select DELETE it says I require permission from Adminstrators to make changes to this folder.

I then go to the folder, right click on it select SECURITY, go to ADVANCED, then to OWNER and I have currently have ownership of the folder. So what is the problem?

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22 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

When the prompt comes up that says "You Require Administrator Permission", there should be something on it to click so that you immediately have the permission.
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22 Mar 2014   #3

windows 7 x64 Pro

Nothing like that comes up......
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22 Mar 2014   #4

windows 7 x64 Pro

When I right click to DELETE....All that it says is that You need permission to perform this action You require permission from ( Name of administrator I am logged in as) to make changes to this folder I get TRY AGAIN OR CANCEL
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22 Mar 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Some files Windows 7 won't let you delete. Could you tell us what you are trying to delete?
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23 Mar 2014   #6

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1

Make sure you also have ownership of child objects. When you take ownership there's a box you need to check.

Take Ownership of file
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23 Mar 2014   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ArchitectEngine, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you might see if you may be able to delete the file with the free program Unlocker.

Hope this helps, :)
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