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Topic # 154395 26-Oct-2014 20:54
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I am trying to delete some read only files that i have saved as a backup from an old pc and no longer need.

They are my Email profiles from Thunderbird.

Anyway having huge issues deleting them, and have attached screenshots to show.
Basically the files are read only and I can not get rid of the Read only attributes.
Have tried lors of things but I am lost.

Any help appreciated 

thanks

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  Reply # 1162583 26-Oct-2014 21:14
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You need to take ownership over the folder/files, and may have to give yourself full permission.



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  Reply # 1162588 26-Oct-2014 21:21
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ech3lon: You need to take ownership over the folder/files, and may have to give yourself full permission.



I totally know this and this is my issue.

I can not give myself admin rights on this folder, as per screen shots.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1162590 26-Oct-2014 21:30
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If you're logged in as an admin there's no reason you shouldn't be able to take ownership. Maybe there's something to do with inherited permissions?




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  Reply # 1162591 26-Oct-2014 21:35
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When trying to change attributes this is happening.

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I have been trying for ages to delete this file with no luck.
Any help appreciated.



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  Reply # 1162592 26-Oct-2014 21:37
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I am using an external Hard drive could that be the issue ?

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  Reply # 1162606 26-Oct-2014 21:38
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The following link applies to movie files but i think will fix your problem.  http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/33624-wierd-movie-file-issue.html



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  Reply # 1162613 26-Oct-2014 22:13
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Tried, does not work.......access denied message again.
Throwing against wall is a good option at this point.

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  Reply # 1162630 26-Oct-2014 22:48
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Have you tried the Take Ownership registry hack? Info about it here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

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  Reply # 1162631 26-Oct-2014 22:48
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did you check the box at the bottom on the advanced page ? 

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  Reply # 1162732 27-Oct-2014 07:59
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The admin box doesn't have a checkmark in it.

If you want to install TeamViewer PM me the user and password, along with the directory you want changed. I can remote in and have a go - you will be watching what I do so no security risk. Probably won't help if you're doing it right already but worth a shot.




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  Reply # 1162862 27-Oct-2014 11:25
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I logged in and managed to get it done. The trick seemed to be:
 - Resetting the owner even though it looked right
 - Removing inherited permissions
 - Granting full access

Then deleting. No idea why, but windows permissions have always seemed a bit odd to me - maybe because I don't fully understand them.




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  Reply # 1162868 27-Oct-2014 11:33
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Properties > Security (TAB) > Advanced > Change Permissions > (Add your Windows User account), Replace all child objects permissions with inheritable permissions from this object (Tick Box).
If you are thinking throwing the external HDD against a wall, maybe you should just format the entire thing if there is nothing of value left on it.

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  Reply # 1162985 27-Oct-2014 14:39
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benz,

    Just use Unlocker (http://filehippo.com/download_unlocker), works a treat.

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