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Can't delete files from the server

Posted on 2006-07-17
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Hi,

I am logging as Administrator to my 2003 server and I CAN'T Delete some files.

The folder I want to delete I recovered from my tapes... look at it and then once I decided I didn't need it, I tried to delete it. Nothing.  I restore the folder in three opportunities, and I can't delete none of them.

I noted they are "Read Only", and I tried changing this attribute without success. I tried MS-DOS command and nothing.

How can I delete this files without rebooting the server ?

Thanks
RG
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glennbrown2 earned 250 total points
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can you take ownership of the files, then delete them?  if you find that you are already the owner, try reapplying the permissions to the folder

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To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

The administrator or the Administrators group now owns the file. To change the permissions on the files and folders under this folder, go to step 5.
5. Click Add.
6. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to give access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
7. Click OK.
8. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
9. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
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by:rgomez101
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Thanks. It worked like a charm.

I think the problem was that there were users who were deleted and they had permissions in the folder when they were backep up. Once I pulled the security tab, there were mambo-jambo owners. I delete them and I added the Administrator. Replaced the permissions in the subfolders and worked.

Thanks again.
RG
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