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Permission to delete files

G

gjc228

#1
I am the only user of the machine running Vista Home Premium. I do not use an
Administrator password.

I want to delete a folder but I keep getting a message that I need permission.

Also typing controluserpasswords2 into search does not get me anywhere to
even check on what accounts are set up on the machine (possibly by the
manufacturer).

How can I resolve this?
 

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M

Michael Walraven

#2
1
might help if you disclosed the path/folder your are trying to delete.

2
that is
control userpasswords2
note space

Michael
Vista Home premium

"gjc228" <gjc228@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> I am the only user of the machine running Vista Home Premium. I do not use
> an
> Administrator password.
>
> I want to delete a folder but I keep getting a message that I need
> permission.
>
> Also typing controluserpasswords2 into search does not get me anywhere to
> even check on what accounts are set up on the machine (possibly by the
> manufacturer).
>
> How can I resolve this?
 

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Brink

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#3
I am the only user of the machine running Vista Home Premium. I do not use an
Administrator password.

I want to delete a folder but I keep getting a message that I need permission.

Also typing controluserpasswords2 into search does not get me anywhere to
even check on what accounts are set up on the machine (possibly by the
manufacturer).

How can I resolve this?
Hi gjc228,

You may need to take Ownership of the file first before you can delete it. Method Two in this tutorial will show you how. Be sure to read the NOTE at the top for additional information.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html

Shawn
 

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