Admin Issues On New Installation ....

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DeathStalker77, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Ok, I have some Temp files I went to clean out, and some of the files are locked - even "Take Ownership" doesn't work on them.

    I get the message -

    You need permission to perform this action

    You require permission from {Computer Name}\{Account Name} to make changes to this file


    ***Even though I AM the Account Name indicated*** I am the only account on the system, UAC is turned off, and I am Admin.

    VERY frustrating!

    Thanks much for any assistance with this!
     
  2. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Boot from a linux live CD and delete the files/folders. Ntfs-3g doesn't care about permissions as long as encryption is not involved.

    Though you probably have no permission problem, only the files being used. Still, the above solution will help.
     
  3. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    I can do that by just enabling the (default) Admin acct - net user administrator /active:yes but that does not solve the issue, since it is not just TEMP files that have the problem, profile files (My Docs/Pics/Downloads, etc) also have the issue - and the acct name is *exactly* the same.

    I need to get this solved properly, not just a "work-around".

    Also, trying to change the Security on the files/folders in question does not work either.
     
  4. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Make a backup of your data then and format the partition. That will certainly fix it.
     
  5. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Ummm, HELLO! I just did a re-installation! It WAS formatted. Let's try reading what I wrote, please.
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Just read what you wrote. You never mentioned this. Boot into WinRE/WinPE & delete the files manually.
     
  7. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    The title says it all "New Installation". Should not have had the issue to begin with. May have solved it with Ultimate Windows Tweaker.
     
  8. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Most people who "have issues" usually install without formatting by running setup.exe from the previous OS. Don't assume we are mind readers.
     
  9. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Ok, I'll grant you that ;)

    Didn't mean to come off snippy or smarmy, just really irritated at the situation.