xcacls "permission denied"

Posted on 2006-04-10
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
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 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 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.

Question by:OthenTec
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    Accepted Solution

    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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