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Be my own boss again

Posted on 2004-10-01
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Ola,

Although I am the administratort of my win2k system something is preventing me from being the boss.
This virus is in some dir c:\temp and I want to delete that .exe.
Also in that dir there is this txt file log.bak.txt that is hidden and i cant access it. when i try to open it it says access is denied.

Now why in gods name cant I set the security on this log.bak.txt? I am Admin!!
And I need to be able to eradicate any file with any extetion on my system without getting the message "file in use, unable to delete"
GRRRRRRR

I am Admin and I want to be boss in my own system again..

please someone help me

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DaFou,

A similar situation was discussed at:-

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/Q_20798974.html

Is that any help?

JohnT
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by:DaFou
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I am sorry,

How do I take ownership of a file / folder or gd anything on the system I am admin off.

I do have win xp examples but I am running win2k
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by:MikaelEriksson
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Something like: Right click the file -> Properties -> Security -> Advanced.... take ownership.

I have not access to a Win2K box right now but I'm sure that you choose to be the owner of a file/directory somwhere around where you set the permissions.
I think It's on a "advanced" page. Let me know if you don't find it, I'll have a look at a Win2K box then.
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by:sirbounty
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Try this:
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Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open. Close all open programs. Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe. Leave Task Manager open. Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the undeletable file is located in. At the command prompt type DEL where is the file you wish to delete. Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell. Close Task Manager.

Can't delete file or folder:
  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320081
  http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_undeletable_file.htm 
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by:DaFou
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WICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to try this..

be back on this later
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by:DaFou
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MikaelEriksson,

Thx, you helped me solve the log.bak.txt problem. You will be rewarded points. But I need some additional time to test the other suggestions for my other problem
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by:DaFou
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I meant to say that MikaelEriksson will receive a fair share of points.
not all points
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by:DaFou
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sirbounty,

How do I close all open programs? I tried to do so and followed your method. But still i get a msg:

C:\temp>del msbb.exx
C:\temp\msbb.exe
Access is denied.

Please tell me a bit more.

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Try using pskill from http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pskill.shtml
Great tool (you may need pslist to get the exact process name as well, unless you have the resource kit, which I think contains a tlist or tslist...)
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by:demingj1
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pskill = great tool !
you can use task manager to get PIDs
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sorry i was away for so long. ill be sharing points this week
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