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Windows 7: Mysterious Undeletable File

29 Dec 2010   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do you have a live version of Linux that you can boot up into to see if you can remove the file that way?


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29 Dec 2010   #12
brady

 

on the parent folder, go to properties -
Security / advanced / Change permissions

Then check the box that says: Replace all child objects with inheritable permissions from this object.


See if you get an error.... IF YOU DO: You'll have to inherit the permissions from the parent folder FROM the sub folder.
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29 Dec 2010   #13
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
on the parent folder, go to properties -
Security / advanced / Change permissions

Then check the box that says: Replace all child objects with inheritable permissions from this object.


See if you get an error.... IF YOU DO: You'll have to inherit the permissions from the parent folder FROM the sub folder.

Yes got an error when I tried that... I will try the other; although I think I did and also got an error. Will let you know.
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29 Dec 2010   #14
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Do you have a live version of Linux that you can boot up into to see if you can remove the file that way?

I do have a live version of Fedora I think but I do not know how to use it; which is why it is still on disk and an older version. I would have no idea how to do it from there; thanks though!!
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29 Dec 2010   #15
momanium

Windows Xp Home 32 Bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I had this issue a while back. I just started the pc in safe mode and easy. My files went without any hassle
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29 Dec 2010   #16
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorkpixie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
on the parent folder, go to properties -
Security / advanced / Change permissions

Then check the box that says: Replace all child objects with inheritable permissions from this object.


See if you get an error.... IF YOU DO: You'll have to inherit the permissions from the parent folder FROM the sub folder.

Yes got an error when I tried that... I will try the other; although I think I did and also got an error. Will let you know.
Yea I cannot change anything to the files inside the main folder. I get an error no matter what I do.
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29 Dec 2010   #17
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by momanium View Post
I had this issue a while back. I just started the pc in safe mode and easy. My files went without any hassle

I am working right now; so I am not able to do that for another hour; but; that sounds like a really great idea!! Thanks.

I shouldn't say it like that ALL the ideas that everyone has given me have been great!!
This will be the next thing I try @ 5 when I get off work. Thanks.
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29 Dec 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dorkpixie,

If you are unable to delete the file in Safe Mode, then you might see if you may be able to delete the file in a command prompt at boot instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Dec 2010   #19
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Dorkpixie,

If you are unable to delete the file in Safe Mode, then you might see if you may be able to delete the file in a command prompt at boot instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I will hopefully not have to try this but thank you for the instructions if I do!!
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29 Dec 2010   #20
dorkpixie

Windows Pro 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by momanium View Post
I had this issue a while back. I just started the pc in safe mode and easy. My files went without any hassle


This is the thing that worked!!!! thank you very much!!

Thank everyone very much!!!!

I did print the instructions on how to remove a file via the cmd window; just in case...
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