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Windows 7: Cannot remove files

07 Sep 2009   #1
zubo

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Cannot remove files

Hi All

I downloaded a file recently and tried to move it to a formatted DVD as I tidied up a number of files I wanted to secure onto DVD and remove from my pc.

Most allow me to do this but some do not because they require administrator's permission. (All I am doing is Ctrl-x, and Ctrl-C onto dvd).

Since I am an administrator I click on ok, but I simply cannot move the file.

If I check the permissions and click on Security tab it says I must be an administrative user with permissions to view the security privelages (which I should be) so I click ok. I can see the advanced security settings for the file and the Owner says 'unable to display current owner'. I can see me as an administrator and me as a user but whichever I select to make a new owner returns an error message Unable to set owner on file 'name' Access denied.

Is there a solution to this please

thanks

george


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07 Sep 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You need to Take Ownership of the files, then delete them..

See Mr.Grims' tutorial --==> HERE
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07 Sep 2009   #3
zubo

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

brilliant, thanks for the link!!

george
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07 Sep 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zubo View Post
brilliant, thanks for the link!!

george

Certianly!!
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07 Sep 2009   #5
zubo

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

just a quick after note.

Most files I can take ownership, but some do not change - the dos box displays so quickly I cannot check what message it gives.

Is there any way I can find what went wrong - ie what the residual problem is

thanks

george
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