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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 2:41:02 PM

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I've got a machine running Win XP Home SP 2. Ther is a folder containing
files in the Program Files folder that I want to delete. When I attempt to
delete any of them, either to the recycle bin not, I get an error "Access
Denied - ...". I am the computer administrator. The only help I could find
on Microsoft's site tells me to have the administrator change my privileges
or the permissions on the files. Well, since I am the administrator, it seems
like I should be able to do it myself.

How can I delete these files?

Thanks.
Bill Lugg
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 7:20:51 PM

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Hi Bill,

The file that you are trying to delete might be in use already. Try booting into safe mode and
deleting the file.

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"Bill Lugg" <Bill Lugg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD1C5899-D9C3-413D-BE4D-439A91522221@microsoft.com...
> I've got a machine running Win XP Home SP 2. Ther is a folder containing
> files in the Program Files folder that I want to delete. When I attempt to
> delete any of them, either to the recycle bin not, I get an error "Access
> Denied - ...". I am the computer administrator. The only help I could find
> on Microsoft's site tells me to have the administrator change my privileges
> or the permissions on the files. Well, since I am the administrator, it seems
> like I should be able to do it myself.
>
> How can I delete these files?
>
> Thanks.
> Bill Lugg
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 10:08:36 PM

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"Bill Lugg" <Bill Lugg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD1C5899-D9C3-413D-BE4D-439A91522221@microsoft.com...
> I've got a machine running Win XP Home SP 2. Ther is a folder containing
> files in the Program Files folder that I want to delete. When I attempt
> to
> delete any of them, either to the recycle bin not, I get an error "Access
> Denied - ...". I am the computer administrator. The only help I could
> find
> on Microsoft's site tells me to have the administrator change my
> privileges
> or the permissions on the files. Well, since I am the administrator, it
> seems
> like I should be able to do it myself.
>
> How can I delete these files?
>
> Thanks.
> Bill Lugg
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