Can't take ownership of a file, Can't delete it...

  KTM21 18:25 12 Aug 2015


I downloaded an installer for a youtube downloader and I'm not sure why this problem occurred. Basically I wan't to delete the file but when I try to I get, "You need permission to perform this action". When I try to change the owner I get, "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings". What do I have to do to be able to delete this file? The file is in my downloads folder and I am the sole user of my computer with full administrative privileges. I have not encountered this problem anywhere else on my computer so it is specific to the downloads folder.


  KTM21 19:01 12 Aug 2015

Here is a video of the problem... click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:23 12 Aug 2015
  Zak 21:29 12 Aug 2015

Have you tried re instating admin rights?

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  Zak 21:31 12 Aug 2015
  KTM21 21:45 12 Aug 2015

@Fruit bat: Does it work with windows 10. I've installed it but don't see the unlocker on any file I right click on.

  KTM21 21:49 12 Aug 2015

@zak: The security tab of the file is messed up. i can't do anything under the security tab, you'll see in the video. I can't change anything.

  KTM21 00:15 13 Aug 2015

For anybody looking at this in the future with the same problem. I managed to solve it by booting into safe mode using msconfig and then booting back into normal mode. Go to run and type, msconfig , then click the boot tab, choose safe boot on the left and then minimal and click okay. The pc will restart into safe mode. Have a look to see if the file s still there, it should be deleted. Then go back into msconfig the same way as before and click normal startup under the general tab, then ok and restart. You should be in normal mode now and the file should be gone :)

  rdave13 00:28 13 Aug 2015

KTM21, glad you sorted it out. After installing Unlocker you should reboot. Running Win 10 I have it in the context menu.

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