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Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator



 
 
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Old August 4th 07, 03:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Jeff
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator

I have an mpeg file on my local hard drive that I cannot delete. My account
is an administrator account, running under vista ultimate. When I look at the
file properties I see that the ownership is unassigned (unable to display
current owner), but when I attempt to take ownership, windows security
reports "Unable to set new owner on [filename]. Access is denied."

Can anyone recommend steps to delete this file?
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Old August 4th 07, 03:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
dean-dean
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator

Try this. Right-click Command Prompt, and choose Run as Administrator.
Type the following command, and then press
ENTER:

takeown /f Path_And_File_Name

For example, type:
takeown /f C:\Users\You\Downloads\unwanted.mp3

Type the following command, and then press ENTER to grant
administrators full access to the file:

icacls Path_And_File_Name /GRANT ADMINISTRATORS:F

For example, type:
icacls C:\Users\You\Downloads\unwanted.mp3 /grant administrators:F

Then try to delete unwanted.mp3.

If that doesn't work, try to delete the file in Safe Mode.

"jeff" wrote in message
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I have an mpeg file on my local hard drive that I cannot delete. My account
is an administrator account, running under vista ultimate. When I look at
the
file properties I see that the ownership is unassigned (unable to display
current owner), but when I attempt to take ownership, windows security
reports "Unable to set new owner on [filename]. Access is denied."

Can anyone recommend steps to delete this file?


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Old August 4th 07, 04:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
NjetSpam
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator

jeff wrote:
I have an mpeg file on my local hard drive that I cannot delete. My account
is an administrator account, running under vista ultimate. When I look at the
file properties I see that the ownership is unassigned (unable to display
current owner), but when I attempt to take ownership, windows security
reports "Unable to set new owner on [filename]. Access is denied."

Can anyone recommend steps to delete this file?

Played the mpeg with vista mediaplayer ? take and install vlc-player
do not use mediaplayer it kinda sucks
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Old August 4th 07, 04:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Richard Urban
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator

I ran into a 3 gig file just yesterday that was seemingly impossible to
delete. I tried everything.

I then ran chkdsk g: /f (fix option) on the partition. I was then able to
delete the file (it had apparently become corrupted).

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

"jeff" wrote in message
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I have an mpeg file on my local hard drive that I cannot delete. My account
is an administrator account, running under vista ultimate. When I look at
the
file properties I see that the ownership is unassigned (unable to display
current owner), but when I attempt to take ownership, windows security
reports "Unable to set new owner on [filename]. Access is denied."

Can anyone recommend steps to delete this file?


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Old March 27th 08, 07:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
gdoran
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator


What can you do if takeown is getting 'access denied" when trying to
take ownership?


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Old March 27th 08, 09:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Bob
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator

How are you running takeown?
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[How to ask a question]
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

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What can you do if takeown is getting 'access denied" when trying to
take ownership?


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Old March 27th 08, 09:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
gdoran[_2_]
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator


takedown /f foldername /r. Get Sucess: the fodler foldername is now
owned by domainname\gdoran. Then get Info: access is denied
foldername\filename. Filename is set to read-only, can't seem to unset
it.


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Old March 27th 08, 11:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Bob
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator


Do this then try takeown again:
attrib -r -a -s -h del [drive] path] [filename]
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takedown /f foldername /r. Get Sucess: the fodler foldername is now
owned by domainname\gdoran. Then get Info: access is denied
foldername\filename. Filename is set to read-only, can't seem to unset
it.


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Old March 28th 08, 03:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
gdoran[_3_]
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Get a access denied trying to change the attribute with attrib.


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Old March 28th 08, 05:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Bob
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Default Can't delete a file - Access is denied to Administrator


Run the command from an Administrator Command prompt.


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Get a access denied trying to change the attribute with attrib.


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