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Trying to move files W7: Can't move due to permissions?

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I have spent an hour on this and I'm stumped.

I'm trying to move Excel 2003 files from portable drive to desktop. I get the message "You need permission from x (a user not even on this pc) to move these files." I go to try to delete this user under the security tab and I get "Cannot delete this user because they are inheriting permissions from mommy. Please uncheck inherit permissions than try to delete." No direction as to where this button is or if I can set it for the folder. This user is not even on this pc, I don't know why Windows wants it to control anything. I also can't seem to identify who the parent is of these files or if it's really important.

So can anyone tell me how to move these files?
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Usually you have to take ownership of the file/folder.

check this
http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-...-windows-7.htm


If you need to do this more than once, the very last bit of that article includes a link to a reg tweak for right clicking.
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Well it looks like it had to do with encryption from the original owner which is weird because I used to access. I did claim as owner but still not able to move and now I also see I can't even open. I'm fairly convinced it was win 7 that triggered this but now I can't even access on XP. Bummer.
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There are several ways to fix this but do be careful. There are several Win 7 hacks on the net that will increase your permissions level and give you new menuitems to open with enhanced permissions. The so-called God Mode is a bit dangerous if you donlt know exactly what you're doing and is best disabled after you've done the specific work you need.

An alternative is to use a bootable LiveCD such as Ultimate BootCD, BartPE, or better Hirens BootCD. Also possible are several Linux boot CDs. Don't let the word "Linux" scare you as many of these are made specifically to crack windows passwords, repair registry values, etc. Try Hirens first thoigh. MiniXP r0x.
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