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Windows 7: can't remove some folders and files

21 Mar 2009   #1
windstory

windows 7 x64 16385
 
 
can't remove some folders and files

I have recoverd some folders and files from disater, but some of these are removed.

I tried "FileASSASSIN" program to delete these, but it could not worked.

If there are other program or tip, please let me know.


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21 Mar 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You need to Take Ownership Shortcut of these folders and files before you can remove them.
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21 Mar 2009   #3
windstory

windows 7 x64 16385
 
 

swarfega,

Thank you for your kind repy.

I tried your "Take Ownership", but not worked.
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21 Mar 2009   #4
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

this happens to me maybe once every few weeks.... usually if i am moving files/folders to another drive..... sometimes, no particular folder or reason, it still has its "ghost" there... upon trying to delete... cant.... but 99% of time after a reboot, then i can. But taking ownership did nothing for me either... i think this is an explorer "bug", one that is even found in XP at times, like something isnt releasing its grip on the folder placeholder
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21 Mar 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Do you get any error messages? You could right click/properties/security tab/advanced and check/give yourself all permissions to the items in question. If a folder you should make sure you have apply to sub folders etc. checked although this sometimes does not work. You may need to give yourself permissions to each item inside the folder.

Gary
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21 Mar 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You could try safe mode I guess.
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21 Mar 2009   #7
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

If all those solutions do not work either, you could try and use this. I remember on my external I had 3 files that were once viruses and AVG moved them to the vault. Well once they were moved the files that were left behind were unable to be opened (why would a programmer want his virus to be edited).

So I used that and it came right off. I found it kinda pointless though as I formatted the entire Hard drive later on
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22 Mar 2009   #8
bossmayank619

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

i had the same problem with my vista OS havnt faced it with windows 7 yet but yes safe mode did it .
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07 Sep 2011   #9
windstory

windows 7 x64 16385
 
 

Sparatan117/ Thanks. It works.
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