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"Administrator permission to delete folder"

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    "Administrator permission to delete folder"


    Hello,

    I have searched extensively for a solution to my problem and everything I have found thus far simply shows me how to setup permissions to modify files. I apologize in advance if this is not the proper place or etiquette for posting.

    I have a game file that I have deleted/modified many, many times with no problem and now it seems I don't have permission to do so.

    I used information from Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 to add the convenient "Take Ownership" option for files and I have ownership of the file in question.

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    It shows that I have "Full Control" over the file.

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    But when I try to delete the file I get:

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    When I click "Try Again" I get:

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    Any idea why I lost permission to do this all of the sudden and how do I make sure it doesn't happen again?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    First this is a common problem in any windows OS and for some reason it just happens. Now have you downloaded a little program called "Take Ownership?" If not go into the tutorials section of the eight forums and get a copy of that little bugger and run it (A MUST HAVE). If you cannot find it here then use "Google, or Bing (your choice). . . .Good luck.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the quick response, Lee. I did get the "Take Ownership" registry tweak, and included a screenshot of it. I also included a screenshot showing I have "Full Control" of the file. It still won't let me delete it
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  4. #4


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Log in as the base windows admin account and then delete it.

    or run one of the programs here, they're not registry hacks but actual programs.

    Take Ownership Of Files In Windows 8 With These Two Applications
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I'm not sure if my screenshots are showing up. I have ownership of the file, so ownership isn't the problem. The "take ownership" registry change I installed came from Brink who is an Admin on here and it worked to change the ownership, although doing it manually was just as simple. I just thought having the take ownership option might help brute force what ever was keeping me from deleting the file into recognizing I have permission to do so.

    I actually just uninstalled the entire program and re-installed it and now I don't have a problem modifying that particular file anymore. The crazy thing is, it was ONLY that file. I could do anything I wanted to any of the other files.

    When you say "base windows admin account" are you meaning "Safe Mode"? I haven't used Windows since the mid 90's so there is A LOT I need to catch up on. Not trying to start a debate, but I am pretty computer illiterate from using a Mac for almost 20 years lol. It really does just work but they're just too darned expensive anymore

    I guess since the problem doesn't exist anymore, I will mark this as solved. Just hope it doesn't happen again!
    Last edited by Tourn; 17 Sep 2013 at 06:45.
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