Have tried EVERYTHING to regain ownership of files...no luck


  1. Posts : 4
    Win7 64 bit
       #1

    Have tried EVERYTHING to regain ownership of files...no luck


    Hello, I've tried every solution to try to gain access to some files on my computer. I've tried using unlocker, and other right-clicky programs. I've tried removing and re-adding myself to the group with full control via security > Edit...

    I'm totally stumped!

    Any ideas?

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  2. Posts : 1,346
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #2

    LustyTrawler said:
    Hello, I've tried every solution to try to gain access to some files on my computer. I've tried using unlocker, and other right-clicky programs. I've tried removing and re-adding myself to the group with full control via security > Edit...

    I'm totally stumped!

    Any ideas?

    Is there a commonality regarding file extensions that are denying access, such as; .doc, .pdf, .jpg, etc?
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  3. Posts : 4
    Win7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes there is actually!

    .agr
    .aif
    .aiff
    .wav
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  4. Posts : 1,346
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #4

    LustyTrawler said:
    Yes there is actually!

    .agr
    .aif
    .aiff
    .wav
    The information I have regarding the first three files is;

    .agr=APM Graph Vector Graphic
    .aif=Audio Interchange File or SymbianOS Application Information File
    .aiff=Audio Interchange File

    Not the usual Windows 7 extensions. I don't have any knowledge of what program would have installed them. With that said, you could try running System File Checker, SFC, and see if it helps;

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

    Please post back the results.

    HTH
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  5. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    .agr is used by apm cad software,

    Do you have apm graphing software installed?
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  6. Posts : 4
    Win7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hi folks, thanks for the replies. I ran the scannow and there were no issues identified.

    I've just gone ahead and deleted the .agr files because those aren't needed. What's left are the .aiff and .aif files. There were copied over from a Mac...perhaps that's the issue. It's not the end of the world to just delete them if there's no easy solution...would be nice to keep them though.

    Thanks!
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  7. Posts : 4
    Win7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I found out what the problem was. For some reason the files were seen as encrypted when they came over from the mac (Why do .zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted? - Saving the world, one bug at a time - Site Home - MSDN Blogs). The file names were green...to disable: Easily disable file encryption | Remote Administration For Windows
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  8. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    thanks for posting :)
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