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Need permission to delete files?

DanM

New Member
#1
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!!!
 

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
#2
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.
 
#3
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
 
H

Hank Arnold (MVP)

#4
..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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Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services
 
S

Sullivan

#5