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Administrator permissions problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Doug Sanders, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Doug Sanders

    Doug Sanders Flightless Bird

    OK here's the deal.

    I am set up as an administrator, I have also enabled the Administrator
    account, but this BEAST wants something more.

    I try to delete folders such as 'Found.000' and 'Found.001', and I get
    "You need permission to perform this action".

    This happens whether I log on myself, a user with ADMIN privileges or as
    the Administrator.

    What does it take to keep this OS from protecting me from me!

    Thanks,

    Doug Sanders
     
  2. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    I go through this all the time. I am the administrator of whatever
    Microsoft lets me be :). Right click on the file and then go into
    properties and see if you can not change the permissions and security for
    the file to something that lets you delete it.
    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.

    Doug Sanders wrote:
    > OK here's the deal.
    >
    > I am set up as an administrator, I have also enabled the Administrator
    > account, but this BEAST wants something more.
    >
    > I try to delete folders such as 'Found.000' and 'Found.001', and I get
    > "You need permission to perform this action".
    >
    > This happens whether I log on myself, a user with ADMIN privileges or
    > as the Administrator.
    >
    > What does it take to keep this OS from protecting me from me!
     
  3. Doug Sanders

    Doug Sanders Flightless Bird

    On 2/13/2010 10:16 PM, Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    > I go through this all the time. I am the administrator of whatever
    > Microsoft lets me be :). Right click on the file and then go into
    > properties and see if you can not change the permissions and security for
    > the file to something that lets you delete it.

    Tried all that. Something else is wrong. I think Microsoft finally
    found out I hate them and they created Windows 7 to put me back in my place.


    Doug
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 21:40:30 -0800, Doug Sanders
    <dougsix@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >OK here's the deal.
    >
    >I am set up as an administrator, I have also enabled the Administrator
    >account, but this BEAST wants something more.
    >
    >I try to delete folders such as 'Found.000' and 'Found.001', and I get
    >"You need permission to perform this action".
    >
    >This happens whether I log on myself, a user with ADMIN privileges or as
    >the Administrator.
    >
    >What does it take to keep this OS from protecting me from me!


    Those folders indicate problems with the file structure on that drive,
    which may or may not be resolved now. That would be my bigger concern.
     
  5. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    Doug Sanders wrote:
    > OK here's the deal.
    >
    > I am set up as an administrator, I have also enabled the Administrator
    > account, but this BEAST wants something more.
    >
    > I try to delete folders such as 'Found.000' and 'Found.001', and I get
    > "You need permission to perform this action".
    >
    > This happens whether I log on myself, a user with ADMIN privileges or as
    > the Administrator.
    >
    > What does it take to keep this OS from protecting me from me!
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Doug Sanders


    Have you tried to open the folder, delete the files, then delete the
    folder?
     
  6. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Doug Sanders" <dougsix@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:xNudnZH0A-stBurWnZ2dnUVZ_qNi4p2d@earthlink.com...
    > On 2/13/2010 10:16 PM, Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >> I go through this all the time. I am the administrator of whatever
    >> Microsoft lets me be :). Right click on the file and then go into
    >> properties and see if you can not change the permissions and security for
    >> the file to something that lets you delete it.

    > Tried all that. Something else is wrong. I think Microsoft finally found
    > out I hate them and they created Windows 7 to put me back in my place.


    lol I know the feeling:)

    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  7. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Doug Sanders" <dougsix@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:xNudnZH0A-stBurWnZ2dnUVZ_qNi4p2d@earthlink.com...
    > On 2/13/2010 10:16 PM, Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >> I go through this all the time. I am the administrator of whatever
    >> Microsoft lets me be :). Right click on the file and then go into
    >> properties and see if you can not change the permissions and security for
    >> the file to something that lets you delete it.

    > Tried all that. Something else is wrong. I think Microsoft finally found out I hate them and
    > they created Windows 7 to put me back in my place.
    >
    >
    > Doug
    >
    >


    You probably have to take ownership of the file then give yourself full permissions.
    Right-click > Properties > Security.
    Click on the 'Advanced' button.
    Select 'Owner' tab.
    If you are not the owner click on 'Edit'.
    Select your name (or Administrators).
    Apply, then check the permissions tab.
    Once you own the file you can give yourself full control.
     
  8. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Doug Sanders" <dougsix@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:aNmdnfwwC4lQEerWnZ2dnUVZ_qdi4p2d@earthlink.com...
    > OK here's the deal.
    >
    > I am set up as an administrator, I have also enabled the Administrator
    > account, but this BEAST wants something more.
    >
    > I try to delete folders such as 'Found.000' and 'Found.001', and I get
    > "You need permission to perform this action".
    >
    > This happens whether I log on myself, a user with ADMIN privileges or as
    > the Administrator.
    >
    > What does it take to keep this OS from protecting me from me!
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Doug Sanders


    Try deleting the file(s) from a console. But before opening the console,
    right-click on it an select "run as administrator".

    You may think you are already running as an admin, but there is at least one
    higher admin level. I tried to run a netstat command from the console, and
    got a reply something like "To run this command you need elevation". I
    could run it only by using the right-click selection mentioned above, even
    though I am the only user of the computer (and hence an administrator by
    design).

    --

    Jeff
     
  9. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    Go to this site and download the file. Follow the instructions.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html?filter[2]=General%20Tips

    "Doug Sanders" <dougsix@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:aNmdnfwwC4lQEerWnZ2dnUVZ_qdi4p2d@earthlink.com...
    > OK here's the deal.
    >
    > I am set up as an administrator, I have also enabled the Administrator
    > account, but this BEAST wants something more.
    >
    > I try to delete folders such as 'Found.000' and 'Found.001', and I get
    > "You need permission to perform this action".
    >
    > This happens whether I log on myself, a user with ADMIN privileges or as
    > the Administrator.
    >
    > What does it take to keep this OS from protecting me from me!
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Doug Sanders
    >
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  10. Neil H

    Neil H Flightless Bird

    I have used the "Take Ownership" registry edit and it works very well to
    unlock all the many folders that Win 7 has locked apparently to
    everyone. Find it at
    "http://www.blogsdna.com/2173/add-take-ownership-option-in-right-click-context-menu-of-windows-7.htm"




    On 2/14/2010 12:40 AM, Doug Sanders wrote:
    > OK here's the deal.
    >
    > I am set up as an administrator, I have also enabled the Administrator
    > account, but this BEAST wants something more.
    >
    > I try to delete folders such as 'Found.000' and 'Found.001', and I get
    > "You need permission to perform this action".
    >
    > This happens whether I log on myself, a user with ADMIN privileges or as
    > the Administrator.
    >
    > What does it take to keep this OS from protecting me from me!
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Doug Sanders
     

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