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#1 Sid

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:56 PM

I am running win XP Home SP1&2, and i have two files that i cannot delete no matter what, i can delete any other file i want to out of the folder, except these two, and they are the 2 i dont want....any ideas?

Edit: it is a shared folder

Edited by Sid, 10 January 2005 - 08:56 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:04 PM

I typically disable the File Sharing Service per advice I've received in more than one place.

One place giving advice

I've also run into that kinda brickwall when I loaded files I'd previously backed up onto CD.
Right after a reload of the OS.
Straigtened it out by "taking ownership" of the files.

But in that case, it was more than a couple isolated files.

So, I not sure. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 10 January 2005 - 09:07 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:06 PM

I've been trying to help Sid with this problem, but I am not understanding the permissions issue, and I'm sure that's what it is.

Sometimes sharing is a necessity ;)

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:09 PM

To my understanding, that file sharing necessity is primarily with a network in place,
which I don't have.

Possibly in some cases online, but I haven't had the pleasure of that particular
message alert from my hyper-aware OS. :thumbsup:

Edit: typo

Edited by phawgg, 10 January 2005 - 09:11 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:13 PM

lol..you're probably right. I don't know jack about networking, and I'll be the first to admit it..

:thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:21 PM

I've been trying to help Sid and I remembered this thread adjusting policies I did some work along those lines.
Had another post somewhere....
Still checking.
It's been what, 10 30 minutes?
:thumbsup:
this was it, but a quicker answer is prolly around the corner

Edited by phawgg, 10 January 2005 - 09:30 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:29 PM

No rush, its not very important, just very annoying......im not networked but i had that folder shared for everyone so that they could access files from each other
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:59 AM

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 308421


HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP

SUMMARY:
This article describes how to take ownership of a file or folder to which you have
been denied access.

If you require access to a file or folder to which you do not have access (permission),
you must take ownership of that file or folder, where you replace the security
permissions to allow yourself access.


How to Take Ownership of a Folder

NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has
administrative privileges. If you are running Windows XP Home Edition, in order to
have access to the Security tab, you must first start in Safe Mode and log on with an
account that has Administrative rights.

If you are using Windows XP Professional, you must disable Simple File Sharing. By
default, Windows XP Professional uses Simple File sharing when not joined to a
domain. For additional information about how to do this, click the following article
number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

307874(SEE BELOW) How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a
shared folder in Windows XP
To take ownership of a folder:

  1. Right-click the folder you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one
appears).
  3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  4. In the Name list, click your user name, Administrator if you are logged in as
Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the
contents of that folder, click to select the Replace owner on subcontainers and
objects check box.
  5. Click OK. The following message appears, where folder name is the name of the
folder that you want to take ownership of:

      You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do
you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full
Control?

      All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.
      Click Yes.
  6. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want
for the folder and its contents.


How to Take Ownership of a <B>File</B>

NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has
administrative privileges.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the file you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one
appears).
  3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  4. In the Name list click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then
click OK.

      The Administrator or Administrators group now owns the file. To change the
permissions on the files and folders under this folder, continue to step 5.
  5. Click Add.
  6. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group
account to which you want to give access to the file. For example, Administrator.
  7. Click OK.
  8. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want (for example,
Administrator), and then click to select the check boxes of the permissions that you
want to assign that user. For example, Full Control [Allow]. When you are finished
assigning permissions, click OK.


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Posted 11 January 2005 - 11:32 AM

You cannot delete a file or folder on an NTFS file system volume

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