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Permissions Problem

by pianoman1976 / January 30, 2009 6:39 AM PST

I have a file on my desktop (a game file that I transfered off a flash drive) that I cannot delete. I am signed into the only account (named 'Ryan') that I have set up on this OS. The file shows full permissions given to Ryan. When I drag to the recycle bin I get a window stating that I need permission from Ryan to delete the file. This doesn't make sense. When asked if I want to proceed - it says it can't.

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Not unusual...
by John.Wilkinson / January 30, 2009 1:36 PM PST
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Administrators do not have unlimited abilities, particularly when the file is in use or considered a system file. However, you can use MoveOnBoot (freeware) to forcibly have the file removed the next time you restart your computer, before the file becomes locked.

Hope this helps,

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completely ludacris
by badass_llama / March 15, 2010 8:47 PM PDT
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Yes, this has irritated me as well. A work-around that seems to work for me is to actually enter the restricted folder and delete files one by one, entering any "problem folders" one by one and then working backwards to delete the empty folders you just cleared. I have no idea why this works but MS obviously has a bug in their permissions...a pain in the *** bug.

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