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    Need permission to delete files?

    Hey, I've got this problem where I cannot delete files because I need "permission" to do so. I am the administrator on this computer. I have tried several suggestions including CMD stuff (didn't work due to no success in doing it) and downloading that "take ownership" file. That didn't work either. Can anyone help me please!!!

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    Re: Need permission to delete files?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanM View Post
    Hey, I've got this problem where I cannot delete files because I need "permission" to do so. I am the administrator on this computer. I have tried several suggestions including CMD stuff (didn't work due to no success in doing it) and downloading that "take ownership" file. That didn't work either. Can anyone help me please!!!
    Welcome to the Vista Forums!

    Try booting into safe mode, and try deleting the file again. Sometimes running in safe mode allows you to do things you can't do in regular boot mode.

    Let us know if that worked for you.

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    DL Guest

    Re: Need permission to delete files?

    Where are these files located?
    'take ownership' is usually an article on the MS kb site on how to deal with
    files that are usually located on another Win installation drive, that has
    been slaved to your currecnt system.

    "DanM" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Hey, I've got this problem where I cannot delete files because I need
    > "permission" to do so. I am the administrator on this computer. I have
    > tried several suggestions including CMD stuff (didn't work due to no
    > success in doing it) and downloading that "take ownership" file. That
    > didn't work either. Can anyone help me please!!!
    >
    >
    > --
    > DanM


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    Hank Arnold (MVP) Guest

    Re: Need permission to delete files?

    ..Joe wrote:

    > DanM;790442 Wrote:

    >> Hey, I've got this problem where I cannot delete files because I need
    >> "permission" to do so. I am the administrator on this computer. I have
    >> tried several suggestions including CMD stuff (didn't work due to no
    >> success in doing it) and downloading that "take ownership" file. That
    >> didn't work either. Can anyone help me please!!!
    >
    > Welcome to the Vista Forums!
    >
    > Try booting into safe mode, and try deleting the file again. Sometimes
    > running in safe mode allows you to do things you can't do in regular
    > boot mode.
    >
    > Let us know if that worked for you.
    >
    >
    If that doesn't work, try taking ownership (Properties/Security/Owner).

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    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services

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    Sullivan Guest

    Re: Need permission to delete files?


    If Vista won't let you uninstall and you are blocked from doing it via
    the programs own uninstall program. you can try the methods given in
    this thread.
    http://forums.techarena.in/operating...ms/1125687.htm

    hope this helps.


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