File in AppData not deleteable

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Chriss71, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Chriss71

    Chriss71 MDL Member

    Feb 22, 2008
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    Hi!

    Can anyone help me!

    I want to delete some files in Appdata but I cant delete it.
    Win 7 tells me, that I dont have the permission.

    But I am Administrator so I dont understand it.
    I have tried Unlocker and also Take Ownership.
    Nothing will work.

    Can anyone help me.
    Bye
     
  2. Delboy

    Delboy MDL Novice

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    Try right click file then rename it, then reboot your pc then go back into appdata and delete it.

    Cheers
    Delboy
     
  3. Chriss71

    Chriss71 MDL Member

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    Dear frankie3s and Delboy!

    I have used unlocker, but the file is not locked by a thread.
    Unlockler tell me that no file handle is used and when I say delete upon the next boot up, it will not delete it.

    Have also tried it to rename, not possible. Dont have the rights to rename it.

    Any other suggestion.
    Bye
     
  4. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    Right click item, Properties > Security Tab > Advanced > Owner Tab.

    Who is the Owner ?

    Is it trustedinstaller ?
     
  5. Chriss71

    Chriss71 MDL Member

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    No, Owner is System!

    I can take ownership of the folder or file but I cannot delete it anyway.
    Any help is appreciated!

    Bye
     
  6. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    OK, so after you take ownership, can you try

    Right click item, Properties > Security Tab > Edit

    and add your user name if not already there, and grant your self "Full Control".
     
  7. Chriss71

    Chriss71 MDL Member

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    #8 Chriss71, Sep 27, 2009
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    I also have tried it and no chance!
    In Vista I have no problems with taking the ownership (and if file handles are active - Unlocker will do the job) and delete any file on my system.

    It seems that Microsoft have changed anything here in this Programdata folder.

    Bye
     
  8. Blackevil2oo1

    Blackevil2oo1 MDL Novice

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    Use the Boot DVD and delete it from Dosbox im repair mode
     
  9. frankie3s

    frankie3s MDL Novice

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    Maybe the hard drive has some corruption. Run error-checking to verify (right click on the drive, select tools then error-checking).
     
  10. Chriss71

    Chriss71 MDL Member

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    Dear Blackevil2oo1 and frankie3s!

    No corruption on the harddisk.
    Boot DVD is working, BUT is this the only solution the delete files from the Programdata folder. I dont have seen anything like that from the beginning with MS-DOS.
    Its real funny.

    Bye