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

09 Dec 2009   #41
mdlister

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i had a similar issue with access to some folders in the users folder and found that the everyone security group had the deny read / list attributes access set to it.


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09 Dec 2009   #42
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdlister View Post
i had a similar issue with access to some folders in the users folder and found that the everyone security group had the deny read / list attributes access set to it.
Just a couple of points with permissions which may help with assigning and removing them ....

The permissions assigned are always set as the lowest access level set therefore a user folder with limited permissions set for "everyone" will cause difficulties for access even for the "administrators" group which is included in the "Everyone" Group

The deny permission settings will always take priority over any allow permissions and therefore should only used when no other permissions are appropriate. Unfortunately this is not always the case even with Microsoft themselves .

Setting a deny permission for everyone will likely lock all users out of the area except the Hidden Administrator.
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09 Dec 2009   #43
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

Maybe try Disk cleanup ?
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06 Feb 2010   #44
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok I've got this problem again.

On my main media HDD I've got a ghosted out $RECYCLE.BIN & also a System Volume INformation which is also ghosted out.

Now I can click on & enter the recycle bin folder, but when I try to access the System Volume it gives me this error message:

& regardless neither one of them will allow me to delete them, even after I try to give myself ownership?


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07 Feb 2010   #45
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The system information folder is a system file that is locked whilst the operating system is running.

You can reset this from the advanced system properties by adjusting the requirements for the shadow copy and system restore and if you wish you can switch it off for a particular drive
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07 Feb 2010   #46
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

The grayed out resyle bin is on all drives (removable as well) and there may be multiple recyvle bins under the main one. These are not emptied when you choose Empty recycle bin

You can open these and delete the subfolders, but leave the original Recycle Bin intact.

There are files in those rectcle bins that have been deleted of that drive.
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10 Feb 2010   #47
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Hmm well I dont want either one of these files/folders on my media HDD - they just popped out of no where a couple of weeks ago.

So what is the easiest way to get rid of them both? If the one is locked while the computer is running... how are you ever able to delete it?
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10 Feb 2010   #48
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You should be able to get them not to show by putting your folder view settings to Hide.


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10 Feb 2010   #49
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You should be able to get them not to show by putting your folder view settings to Hide.
But there are a lot of times when I want my folders to not be hidden... and that just kind of seems like its sweeping it under the rug.

There has to be a way to permanently get rid of them?
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11 Feb 2010   #50
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Here read this and make up your mind from there,


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