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Windows 7: users and permissions

16 Dec 2014   #1
newbytinkerer

Windows 7 Pro. 64bit.
 
 
users and permissions

Hi best wishes to one and all.
I have a problem I hope someone can help with, I had trouble deleting a folder on my desktop, it said I needed permission. I am the only user, I am logged in as administrator, when I click security in properties(see screenshot) there appears to be several users logged? As you can see I gave them all permissions,but still told I did not have permission to delete folder. Questions; 1) how do I have all these users, 2) can+ should I delete any. 3) if I am logged on as administrator, why do I need permission to delete. I have looked at help files on permissions but it loses me, as you can guess I am a newby and only understand English. I have Windows 7 Pro. 16Gb memory, i7 Processor. Thank you in advance. Sorry. hope this works.




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16 Dec 2014   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Cannot see the screenshot you refer to. Please click Edit on your post to attach using paper clip in Reply box. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums
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16 Dec 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello newbytinkerer,

You might also see if the free program Unlocker may be able to delete it for you. :)
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19 Dec 2014   #4
newbytinkerer

Windows 7 Pro. 64bit.
 
 

Hi to gregrocker and Brink, Unlocker solved my prob, thank you. Another one for tool box.
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19 Dec 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. Glad we could help. :)
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20 Dec 2014   #6
newbytinkerer

Windows 7 Pro. 64bit.
 
 

Hi, sorry to be pain, but can any one suggest answers to other questions raised in my post. Thanks.
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20 Dec 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Q1) how do I have all these users,
"Home Users" and "Administrators" are user groups, and "SYSTEM" is a system account for Windows.

"Account Unknown" is a user account that is currently no longer available. For example, the user account has been deleted, or is not currently connected to the PC via a network.
Q2) can+ should I delete any.
You can only safely remove "Account Unknown" if you like. Doing so will remove access for that user unless that user is a member of the "Home Users" and "Administrators" groups.
Q3) if I am logged on as administrator, why do I need permission to delete.
The folder seems to have been locked or currently in use by something preventing it from being deleted.
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20 Dec 2014   #8
newbytinkerer

Windows 7 Pro. 64bit.
 
 

Hi, answers have lit bulb, skull a bit thick in parts. Thanks again. One day grasshopper!
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20 Dec 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. :)
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