Permission on deleting certain files

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I downloaded a .rar files from a game site. I extracted it , but seems like there are missing parts that I needed to download first, before I can extract the file. But I lost the site and have forgotten the name of it. So I just deleted the same .rar file, but I had an error that says;

Destination Folder Access Denied

You need permission to perform this action

Date created: 12/26/2008 7:57 AM

Delete Folder

You need to confirm this operation.

Date created: 2/3/2009 7:10 PM

[Try Again] [Cancel]

When I hit the try again button, the same box will appear again and again. If I hit on Cancel and start deleting again, an error box will pop up again that I need permission to perform this action with the same option of Try Again and Cancel.

I am the only user on my computer and do not apply any administrator password. I temporarily disabled my UAC, but it shows no effect. Enabling it afterwards does not help also. I run the system file, checked and scan my computer for viruses. None of them seems to help. I want to know what permission I need to delete this certain file. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. This also happened before, when I am trying to delete an MP3 files and video files. And until now, the files are still on my computer. I just moved it to one folder and hide it from my D: partition. Please send me some help.

Thank you.

Best Answer by Gerald Maddison
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Answered By 0 points N/A #125678

Permission on deleting certain files


Well if deleting it doesn’t work, try these steps:

  1. Try to rename it after a fresh reboot and then delete it.
  2. If the above doesn’t work, reboot your PC, then run in safe mode then try to delete it.
  3. If these don’t work how about trying to use this one. Take Ownership
  4. This is the option to Take Ownership of the file. RIGHT CLICK>TAKE OWNERSHIP. After which, delete the file.
  5. Windows Explorer>Go to that folder and open the folder>Make sure that you do not select any icons> Right Click>Select open command window here>type this : ATTRIB -R -H -S -A *.* >then press ENTER.
  6. When the attribute command is done, type this one next: ERASE *.* then press ENTER. This should erase the folder.
  7. If this does not work, do a system restore.

Hope this post helps you.

Answered By 220 points N/A #125679

Permission on deleting certain files


Thank you! I never expect such an easy way to solve the problem. Thanking the site too. is the best!

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