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Vista has lost its freaking mind: deletes don't work "unable to display current owner"

  1. #1


    thetruthhurts @homail.com Guest

    Vista has lost its freaking mind: deletes don't work "unable to display current owner"

    I downloaded a file and decided to delete it. Vista wouldn't let me.
    I don't have permission. What gives? I can't delete some shareware I
    downloaded and no longer want?

    Any attempts at changing permissons etc are denied.

    Properties/security/advanced shows "unable to display current owner".

    I turn off UAC and reboot, it is an annoying, worthless piece of crap
    anyway.


    Same results as before........nada

    I turn off file sharing and voila I can now delete, no questions
    asked.

    Isn't that cute? So file sharing is the toggle for deleting those
    pesky files. Who would have thunk it?

    This has happened four times in the last month with a variety of files
    that I have downloaded. All basic vanilla non-system files. One was
    a PDF, one a mpeg, the other two rars.

    What genius at MS coded this?

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  2. #2


    Shane Nokes Guest

    Re: Vista has lost its freaking mind: deletes don't work "unable to display current owner"

    The genius who could have told you that you weren't the current owner of
    that network share. Oh wait, that wouldn't be you.

    <thetruthhurts @homail.com> wrote in message
    news:ho9ut2pmqn2rglmhgr6n3mfg1qog2mjbum@4ax.com...
    >I downloaded a file and decided to delete it. Vista wouldn't let me.
    > I don't have permission. What gives? I can't delete some shareware I
    > downloaded and no longer want?
    >
    > Any attempts at changing permissons etc are denied.
    >
    > Properties/security/advanced shows "unable to display current owner".
    >
    > I turn off UAC and reboot, it is an annoying, worthless piece of crap
    > anyway.
    >
    >
    > Same results as before........nada
    >
    > I turn off file sharing and voila I can now delete, no questions
    > asked.
    >
    > Isn't that cute? So file sharing is the toggle for deleting those
    > pesky files. Who would have thunk it?
    >
    > This has happened four times in the last month with a variety of files
    > that I have downloaded. All basic vanilla non-system files. One was
    > a PDF, one a mpeg, the other two rars.
    >
    > What genius at MS coded this?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    thetruthhurts @homail.com Guest

    Re: Vista has lost its freaking mind: deletes don't work "unable to display current owner"

    Yo genuis.......no share was every enabled for the file. I turned
    file sharing off at the global/machine level.

    On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:51:21 -0800, "Shane Nokes"
    <Morpheus_Phreak@nospam.msn.com> wrote:

    >The genius who could have told you that you weren't the current owner of
    >that network share. Oh wait, that wouldn't be you.
    >
    ><thetruthhurts @homail.com> wrote in message
    >news:ho9ut2pmqn2rglmhgr6n3mfg1qog2mjbum@4ax.com...
    >>I downloaded a file and decided to delete it. Vista wouldn't let me.
    >> I don't have permission. What gives? I can't delete some shareware I
    >> downloaded and no longer want?
    >>
    >> Any attempts at changing permissons etc are denied.
    >>
    >> Properties/security/advanced shows "unable to display current owner".
    >>
    >> I turn off UAC and reboot, it is an annoying, worthless piece of crap
    >> anyway.
    >>
    >>
    >> Same results as before........nada
    >>
    >> I turn off file sharing and voila I can now delete, no questions
    >> asked.
    >>
    >> Isn't that cute? So file sharing is the toggle for deleting those
    >> pesky files. Who would have thunk it?
    >>
    >> This has happened four times in the last month with a variety of files
    >> that I have downloaded. All basic vanilla non-system files. One was
    >> a PDF, one a mpeg, the other two rars.
    >>
    >> What genius at MS coded this?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Vista has lost its freaking mind: deletes don't work "unable to display current owner"

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