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Windows 7: Adminstrator/Permissions Help

09 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OpSysWiz View Post
Can you right click the folder > Properties
Yes, I can get to the properties.

It's so strange because i can delete other folders on the drive, just not this one.

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09 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

You try the formatting option?
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09 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7

I don't want to lose everything on the drive, just 1 folder. I don't understand why I can delete other folders but not this one.
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09 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

What's in the folder, and have you checked the security tab?
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09 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7

All that is in the folder is audible audio books and a bin folder. I have tried the security tab. It's very strange I'm able to delete other things off the drive just not this folder.
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09 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Give yourself permission in the tab or try in safe mode.
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09 Nov 2009   #17

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Special permissions

Change the special permisssions for everyone?
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09 Nov 2009   #18

Windows 7

Just noticed that in the attributes box in Properties the box read only is checked. I try unchecking it and it says I need admin permissions.
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09 Nov 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Try this. It's a little long winded, but it works:
  1. Right-click on the folder, then select "Properties"
  2. Open the "Security" tab
  3. Click "Edit"
  4. Click "Add"
  5. Click "Advanced"
  6. Click "Find Now"
  7. In the list that appears, select your user name then click "OK"
  8. Click "OK" again
  9. Make sure your user name is selected, then add a check mark to "Full Control" in the permissions list.
  10. Click "OK"
  11. Click "Advanced"
  12. Open the "Owner" tab
  13. Click "Edit"
  14. Select your user name
  15. Add a check mark to the "Replace owner..." box
  16. Click "OK".
  17. Click "OK" when the "You have taken ownership" message appears.
  18. Click "OK"
  19. Click "OK"
That's it. You should now be able to delete the folder in question.

@FrostMourne: What the hell kind of advice do you give if you recommend that someone formats a drive to delete a folder?????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2009   #20

Windows 7

Nope no good. I disconnected the drive and tried to delete it on my laptop that runs vista same problem. I think the folder must be corrupted somehow, not sure. Just wish I could get it off of read only and delete the thing. It's taking up 83 gig on the drive.
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