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xcacls "permission denied"

I have a Win 2k3 server (formerly SBS hosting domain x) on which I have installed (without wiping HDDs) Enterprise...I had several folders that I had copied over from other computers during the transition...these seem to be ok for the most part, with the exception of 2 sub-folders each with several TIF files.  

I wish to delete these files and have attempted to take ownership and change permissions via the GUI to no avail...( I am logged in as local administrator via RDC...and have attempted with domain admin credentials as well)

I have attempted cacls and xcacls...in either case, I get "access" denied no matter what flags I set...even none.
I have attempted subinacl...which does not give errors...but tells me nothing...no errors...but no change

I downloaded the following...all to no avail:

- Chown
- CopyLock2
- DeleteFXPFiles
- WhoLockMe104
- ForceDel
- Unlocker 1.8.1

The only other message that I ever got was a file not found.

I really need to clean this up, and do not need these files.

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Hi OthenTec,

if you boot into the recovery console from the windows cd, can you see the files, if so you should be able to delete them from there - cheers

you can also try safe mode first


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