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Windows 7: These files say I dont have permission to delete them?

08 Dec 2009   #31
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

bump.... still cant delete them.


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09 Dec 2009   #32
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

I'd have to say that those weird folders are System Folders, created by Windows.
Just leave them where they are.
If you're trying to gain some HD space there are tons of other (junk) files that you can eliminate.

But as we've talked about extensively on this forum, if you want full control over your files and folders you must "Take Ownership" of them.
Once you are the Owner of a file or folder, you can pretty much do whatever you want with it. (copy it, rename it, move it or Delete it) If it's a system file, just leave it alone.

We've posted the download link to the "Take Ownership" program (script) several times.
Nowadays, whenever I set up a Vista or Win-7 PC, I just go ahead and install "Take Ownership" and then I take ownership of all my main folders, like Program Files and Windows.

When you run the "Take Ownership" script on your PC, it puts the 'Take Ownership' option in your right click context menu. So you can find any file or folder with Windows Explorer, right click on it, then left click on "Take Ownership" and you've just become the OWNER of that file or folder.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!
The Doctor
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09 Dec 2009   #33
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
I'd have to say that those weird folders are System Folders, created by Windows.
Just leave them where they are.
If you're trying to gain some HD space there are tons of other (junk) files that you can eliminate.

But as we've talked about extensively on this forum, if you want full control over your files and folders you must "Take Ownership" of them.
Once you are the Owner of a file or folder, you can pretty much do whatever you want with it. (copy it, rename it, move it or Delete it) If it's a system file, just leave it alone.

We've posted the download link to the "Take Ownership" program (script) several times.
Nowadays, whenever I set up a Vista or Win-7 PC, I just go ahead and install "Take Ownership" and then I take ownership of all my main folders, like Program Files and Windows.

When you run the "Take Ownership" script on your PC, it puts the 'Take Ownership' option in your right click context menu. So you can find any file or folder with Windows Explorer, right click on it, then left click on "Take Ownership" and you've just become the OWNER of that file or folder.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!
The Doctor
These are a bunch of junk files on my media HDD that I want removed. They shouldnt be there.

And as I already mentioned before, I've downloaded & installed the "Take Ownership" option, yet when I take ownership & then right click & try to delete it still tells me I dont have permission.

And the "Unlocker" feature for right clicking wouldnt install.

So any other ideas?
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09 Dec 2009   #34
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

What was tyhe error message when you tried to install unlocker.

Did you try running as Administrator?
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09 Dec 2009   #35
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
3 files name this:

24bdcf01ba209bcd7eeed6bab2

cc8c0d8336ca7b74d6553997e0

e5c0c7245f90e4eec2e6b909eca6

The first 2 have an update folder in that I cant open & the 3rd has some AMD64 file in it with a bunch of other files.

All files have "Special Permissions" checked under security.
Johnny are these registry files?
Give us a screenshot please.
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09 Dec 2009   #36
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
What was tyhe error message when you tried to install unlocker.

Did you try running as Administrator?
Unlocker never got past MSE when it was turned on. It seemed to install, yet wouldnt be there when I right clicked a file.

Then I was told to turn MSE off & install unlocker, which I did. Unlocker was still not there when I right clicked and as soon as I turned MSE back on it went off and removed the file again.

And yes, as far as I know I have everything setup as admin. I just cant believe its this hard to delete 3 BS files from my media HDD.
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09 Dec 2009   #37
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
3 files name this:

24bdcf01ba209bcd7eeed6bab2

cc8c0d8336ca7b74d6553997e0

e5c0c7245f90e4eec2e6b909eca6

The first 2 have an update folder in that I cant open & the 3rd has some AMD64 file in it with a bunch of other files.

All files have "Special Permissions" checked under security.
Johnny are these registry files?
Give us a screenshot please.
Nevermind I got it. I was able to go deep enough into the files where it gave me the Security Tab option & I was able to change the permissions in there to ownership to delete them all.

thanks guys.
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09 Dec 2009   #38
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I don't know anything about MSE , but did you try running the setup file as Administrator
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09 Dec 2009   #39
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
3 files name this:

24bdcf01ba209bcd7eeed6bab2

cc8c0d8336ca7b74d6553997e0

e5c0c7245f90e4eec2e6b909eca6

The first 2 have an update folder in that I cant open & the 3rd has some AMD64 file in it with a bunch of other files.

All files have "Special Permissions" checked under security.
Johnny are these registry files?
Give us a screenshot please.
Good job Johnny, Happy Holidays!

Nevermind I got it. I was able to go deep enough into the files where it gave me the Security Tab option & I was able to change the permissions in there to ownership to delete them all.

thanks guys.
Good job!
Happy Holidays, where's My Punch?
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09 Dec 2009   #40
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

OK assuming these files are the ones in your s:documents folder as posted in the screenshots posted in your other thread

I need access to ALL folders - yet some are denied?

From the data on the screenshots these files are still owned by the administrator from a previous Operating System install.

As it would appear that the permissions on this folder are rather confused I would advise that you enable the hidden administrator account

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Once this is done log in as the hidden administrator take ownership of the folder - as the administrator not any other user or group.

once you have ownership remove all existing permissions from the folder and allow this to cascade down to the files.

Once you have cleared all existing permissions give the administrator, the administrators (group - Note s on name), and your own username - full control

This will return control to you

Ok must learn to type faster

@Adrian

here you go ....
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