Trouble deleting files

  MIke 12:34 01 Nov 09
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I've done a clean Install of Win 7 to my laptop. Previously under Vista I had partitioned the HD to keep data separate. I decided to tidy up my data partition and get rid of some junk and even empty folders.

Some however couldn't be deleted windows helpfully telling me I didn't have permission to access the file or folder. Changing security settings didn't work either, rather sometimes it did, sometimes it didn't.

Anyway I found this click here which adds Take Ownership to the right click Menu.

Result I was able to delete those obstinate files.

The download does add some entries to thye registry so usual caveats about not being responsible for messing u your PC etc.

  woodchip 19:04 01 Nov 09

When it does not let you Delete a Folder, First try Deleting things in the Folder. If its empty it will let you Delete it. Also Try in Safe Mode to delete and clean up

  MIke 08:46 02 Nov 09

Thanks Woodchip, I tied deleting things in the folder first but some files were obstinate and wouldn't go even after manually changing security properties. Though I agree that method generally works. I forgot about trying safe mode!

  MIke 08:46 02 Nov 09

Thanks Woodchip, I tied deleting things in the folder first but some files were obstinate and wouldn't go even after manually changing security properties. Though I agree that method generally works. I forgot about trying safe mode!

  GaT7 13:29 02 Nov 09

Unlocker click here does the job for me. G

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