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Removing Write Protection

Posted on 2004-08-26
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How can I remove the write protection on a file that I cannot deleted in any way.  Part of it is write protected.  It to finish removing McAfee Internet Security and until I get these file deleted I am without antivirus and firewall protection.
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Check these

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418

You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320081

http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm

Delete "Unremovable" File .
http://www.xs4all.nl/~laar2002/tweak/delete-unremovable-file.html
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Try in normal mode and if it doesnot help try logging in safe mode and then try deleting the file

SR
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by:irened
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I am going to try safe mode because it has worked before and I should have thought of it myself.  It is a bit easier.  I am also going to to keep the geek and deleting unremovable files in reserve.  I did not want to go the long way around with Microsoft.  

That was very fast and I commend both of you.
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irened,
> That was very fast and I commend both of you.
both are me.. LOL !
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