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I'm trying to delete a folder. It tells me that I need permission from Stephen-PC\\Stephen.

The problem is, that's the account I'm logged in to. I have tried using the permissions reg file that's floating around with no avail.

I've manually given my account all permissions.

Are there any programs out there which can help me out? I've exhausted all of my methods.

The folder a temp folder which is about 8GB on my SSD, so it's pretty important I get rid of it.
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post #2 of 9
Try this and see what it does for you. I use it all the time and it is great.
http://lockhunter.com/
post #3 of 9
go into safe mode and delete it. Thats the only way i can get rid of folders like that...
post #4 of 9
You can also try this to delete it.
Quote:
Go to the command prompt
then go to C:\\ by typing:
cd\\
then type:
rd /s /q "file name"
with the spaces

To take ownership of the file, you’ll need to use the takeown command. Here’s an example:

takeown /f C:\\"file name"

That will give you ownership of the file, but you still have no rights to delete it. Now you can run the cacls command to give yourself full control rights to the file:

cacls C:\\"file name"


First you will need to take ownership of this folder, so at the command prompt, type
takeown /F C:\\"file name"\\* /R /A
and hit Enter.

Next, in the command prompt, type
y
and hit Enter. When you run this command, administrators are granted full rights to all files and to all folders.

Finally, type
rmdir /S /Q C:\\"file name"\\
and hit Enter. This will delete the "file name".
But the lockhunter is easier and doesn't need all the commands.
post #5 of 9
You could try enableing the hidden admin account? open a commmand prompt and type 'net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter'
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run cmd, then type del /S /Q /F C:\\where and what it is
    
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post #8 of 9
Are you trying it in safe-mode or just regular windows? And i assume you are "Stephen"? Could you give a little more detail about the account?
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
I'm trying to delete a folder. It tells me that I need permission from Stephen-PC\\Stephen.

The problem is, that's the account I'm logged in to. I have tried using the permissions reg file that's floating around with no avail.

I've manually given my account all permissions.

Are there any programs out there which can help me out? I've exhausted all of my methods.

The folder a temp folder which is about 8GB on my SSD, so it's pretty important I get rid of it.

use this program
http://download.cnet.com/Unlocker/30...-10493998.html

I had this issue in the past, went nuts figuring it out.
Seems to be an issue in windows7 preventing you from deleting/moving files around. After installing, just find the file/folder you want to delete/move/copy and rightlick the file, choose "unlocker." choose from options. that's it.
Edited by cozmo5050 - 1/15/11 at 3:10pm
    
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