Windows 7 not allowing deleting of directory.

April 7, 2011 at 07:38:26
Specs: Windows 7
Windows 7 giving permission errors, while on Administrator account.
I just reinstalled windows, and i unrared a archive on one of my other harddisks.
Now when i try to delete that same directory, its telling me i need permission to perform this action.

This while i am on the Administrator account(activated through Command prompt).

Anybody knows whats going on?
How can a Admin account require permissions.
Who else would give permissions? God perhaps ? lol


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#1
April 7, 2011 at 11:08:41
Go to the directory in question, right click /Properties/security and see that your current account has full control. Your current account must have either ownership or explicit deletion rights (including group rights, such as Administrators)

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#2
April 7, 2011 at 14:15:01
It has full permissions, that's the weird thing.

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#3
April 7, 2011 at 15:15:43
The only thing I can add is to go at the file from whatever account has Ownership. That's under the Advanced button on the security tab. But theoretically it shouldn't matter. Unless it's not a permission issue, but a process is locking it, in which case Safe Mode might do it.

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#4
April 7, 2011 at 15:38:20
OK thanks, did not think about that myself.
Gonna give that a shot, if that doesn't work i am pretty much out of ideas.

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