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why "access denied you need permission message" in Vista

by Madison / February 25, 2008 6:48 AM PST

Why, when I am the only user and logged on as user/administrator, am I getting an "access denied you need permission" message when I try to delete the Windows Media Player folder. I would use Programs and Features if media player was listed there but it is not. I assume that is because it was installed along with Vista at the factory.

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(NT) N/T P.S. User Account Control is turned off.
by Madison / February 25, 2008 6:53 AM PST
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Windows Vista to Windows XP
by scritube / April 7, 2009 10:49 PM PDT

Try to change from Windows Vista to Windows XP or if you can find Windows Vista on 32 Bytes.

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WMP is a systems folder
by anmor / February 25, 2008 6:59 AM PST

as such it can not be deleted.
Why would you want to, it's only 4.27meg.
You can can choose a different player as default if you prefer, so no need to remove it.

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I want to remove it
by Madison / February 25, 2008 12:10 PM PST

and reinstall it on d: because it hasn't been able to play ANY video since I installed Cowon Media center and because I am running low on space on c:.

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If 4.7 Mb makes the difference ...
by Kees Bakker / April 7, 2009 10:57 PM PDT
In reply to: I want to remove it

better buy a larger hard disk.


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Access denied while deleting folder
by sharmajunior / February 29, 2008 4:50 PM PST

First of all you cannot delete a system folder as mentioned by the previous person. But if you do not like Windows Media Player (WMP), you can disable it. Just like in XP you could go into add/remove programs and remove it from there. Similarly in vista you can log into Microsoft's Management Console (MMC) and disable it from there so that it may not pop up when a media file is played. In that case you assign one of your preferred programs to handle such files. If you need help in locating MMC, write back and we'll be glad to help.

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How to fix that problem
by acesilver / February 25, 2010 4:56 AM PST

easy fix for when I needed to delete a folder that I could not because of permission problems.

I'm kinda late on helping the you but here it is.....

Run cmd prompt as administrator, then type in....
net user administrator /active:yes

that opens up a new admin account and gives you access to everything. I was able to delete the folder then =) i hope this helps!

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