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Windows 7: Require Admin Access to deleter but I AM an Admin...

11 Feb 2018   #1
foolery

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Require Admin Access to deleter but I AM an Admin...

Folks:

I have researched this problem on loads of sites and have done everything suggested with no success. As the screenshots I’ve included show, my boot drive if full of folders for which I can find NO use but I cannot delete (and my drive is getting full). When I right click and try to delete the folder(s) I am told I need Administrator access. So, I go through all the processes of right-clicking to Properties and/or going through Control Panel -> User Accounts -> and all to verify I am an Administrator (which I am). Go back and try to delete – nothing, same error message.

I was going to just give up and but anew hard drive, but then realized if I simply mirror the existing drive onto anew one, I’ll STILL have all those useless and undeletable folders/files…

Anyone have any new suggestions? Thanks.

Tom













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11 Feb 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Some the folders will be owned by system which is above admin. Some you will need to take ownership before you can delete. Uncleaner will get rid of most of these Google uncleaner I am on phone so can't give a link
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11 Feb 2018   #3
foolery

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have foundthat if I right-click on a folder, go to Properties -> Security ->Advanced -> Owner -> Edit -> select my own name as an Administrator ->check the Replace Owner on Subcontainers and Objects -> OK all the way outTHEN I can delete the folder… but there are hundreds I have to do…!
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11 Feb 2018   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

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11 Feb 2018   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Thomas

Looks like you have a non standard setup

the OS drive is usually named >> local disk C << and on this with administrator rights you can delete anything
As yours is named differently, Starfleet C - you DO NOT have the same rights
When you set it up looks like you missed out the Admin permissions rights

Roy
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12 Feb 2018   #6
foolery

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Samurla and Roy: Thanks for the advice! Will try the link (and see if renaming my drive might help, but sounds like not....) and let folks know. Tom
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12 Feb 2018   #7
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Try rebooting into Safe Mode. You can probably delete them once in Safe Mode.

Just make sure that it's ok to delete them before doing so. Windows may have them locked for a reason.

I suggest doing a full backup with Macrium Reflect Free or other after-market backup software (not Windows backup) before proceeding, so that you can reverse what you did if it causes any issues.
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12 Feb 2018   #8
foolery

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

And thanks to Jim. I choose to accept the mission...!
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13 Feb 2018   #9
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

By the way, that backup is for use if you get stuck in an impossible mission.

This tape will self-destruct in five seconds...
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