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Can't Delete / Modify Files & Folders.

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January 10, 2013 10:02:35 PM

I apologize if this is the wrong category .. I wasn't entirely sure where this thread belonged.

Recently, I installed an SSD and formatted Windows 7 onto it. I use a 1TB Harddrive to save everything else to, but recently figured i'd do a little cleaning. When I tried deleting any of the files under F:\Program Files however, it always came up with the same error :

"You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file" or
"You require permission from ADMINISTRATOR to make changes to this file"

Common sense led me to believe that it would be an active process that was behind all of this, but I'm not entirely sure what some of these folders even are; and one of the things I can't delete is a jpeg! I'm running on an admin account, and have even tried using 'net user administrator' in order to remove the files, but still, nothing. Can someone help?
January 10, 2013 10:13:16 PM

collinject said:
I apologize if this is the wrong category .. I wasn't entirely sure where this thread belonged.

Recently, I installed an SSD and formatted Windows 7 onto it. I use a 1TB Harddrive to save everything else to, but recently figured i'd do a little cleaning. When I tried deleting any of the files under F:\Program Files however, it always came up with the same error :

"You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this file" or
"You require permission from ADMINISTRATOR to make changes to this file"

Common sense led me to believe that it would be an active process that was behind all of this, but I'm not entirely sure what some of these folders even are; and one of the things I can't delete is a jpeg! I'm running on an admin account, and have even tried using 'net user administrator' in order to remove the files, but still, nothing. Can someone help?



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Just browse all the way to the bottom, download and install.

Right click then take ownership of any file or folder!
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January 10, 2013 10:44:39 PM

Hey maxalge, thanks for your reply.

I tried downloading the TakeOwnership, but when I tried to take ownership of the folder, I got this error. Any help? Thanks!

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