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I have a folder on my HD that I don't have access to.

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There is a folder on my HD that the Administrators group does not have full control.  I cannot add them either.  I can view the files, read them but not write or delete them.  None of the other accounts have full control.  What can I do short of formatting this HD.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello gillgates =)

>> I cannot add them either.

Why what is the problem here ??
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f_umar earned 125 total points
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did u try to take owner ship of that specified folder? please describe the folder name.
to take owner ship go to properties- security- advanced on top their is an ownership tab.

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by:gillgates
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SheharyaarSaahil,

I cannot add the rights for the administrators to have full control.  The problem is that this folder contains 35 gigs of norton ghost backups that I no longer need, and now cannot delete.

f_umar,

I will try taking ownership when I get home.  Thanks.

The folders name is just "BACKUP" and its on my D:\ drive which IS ntfs.
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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>> I cannot add the rights for the administrators to have full control.

Are u doing it in the proper way as described here ??

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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
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by:gillgates
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I didn't try taking ownership yet.  I will try tonight when I go home.
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