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Can't remove directory created under a domain when not in the domain anymore

Posted on 2004-11-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I have 2 dirertories off of the root that were created on my laptop while logged on to a domain at an old job.  Now I can't view or remove these directories, it says access denied. I am logged on as administrator on the local machine, I can 't log on to the domain any more.
Question by:halhorton
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KaliKoder earned 375 total points
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Hello Halhorton,

You might need to take the ownership of the directories, try doing that and then try and delete them


Good Luck
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KaliKoder earned 375 total points
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Sorry, the link above might not relate a 100% . To take ownership of a directory in Windows 2000 do the following:

- Log on as Administrator
- RIght click the folder, choose properties, go to the security tab, click on advance button, click on owner tab and add your account there, also make sure the checkbox that says, "replace owner on subcontainer and objects" is checked, click apply and hit ok.


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I already tried changing permissions, It also say access denied
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You need to be logged on with the "Local Administrator" account, are you logged on with that ?

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