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Delete infcache.1 file in vista ultimate 64 bit

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O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit OEM.
AMD A2 dual 6000+ processor
4GB DDR2 memory
GeForce 8600GTS Video card.
Vista will not recognize my SanDisc Cruzer micro 4GB flash drive. I want to delte the infcache.1 file and get this message: "you need permission to perform this action. I am logged on as the administrator and the only person that uses this machine. I disable and enable flash drive in device manager. did not help.
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by:vico1
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Open a dos prompt as an administrator.
Even that you are logged in as an admin you need to open a command windows as and admin by right clicking an click on "Run as administrator"
Then browse to the folder of the file to be deleted and delete it.
Example:
CD \
CD C:\windows\system32\inf
delete infcache.1
or
You could type explorer from the prompt to browse from a GUI and delete the file.

Good luck!
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by:dbegley1
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Thanks vico1
Command prompt result: I opened as Administrator
CD C:\windows\system32\inf
The system cannot find the path specified.

Using explorer:
Tried to delete got this message:
You need permission to perform this action.
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by:vico1
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Do you know exactly where the file is located?
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The path that I gave you was an example.
Now follow the step below:
1.- Open a command prompt as an administrator
2.- type the following commands:
     CD \
     CD windows
     cd inf
     takeown /f  infcache.1
     explorer

3.- From windows explorer browse to the folder C:\windows\inf
     Right click on the file infcache.inf then click on properties
     Then click on security tab

4.- Highlight Users(Yourcomputer\users)
     Click on Advance button

5.- Click on permissions tab
     Highlight Users(YourComputer\Users)
     Click on edit Button
     Then highlight Users(YourComputer\Users) and click edit button again.
     Then check The Full Control box

You should be able to rightclick and delete the file.

I suggest that you make a copy of it before you delete it.

Good luck!

vico1
     
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by:dbegley1
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Unfortunetly, my system will not allow me to install my sandisk u3 cruzer micro 4gb usb device. I was told by someone that if i deleted the infcache.1 file it would accept the device. apparently they were wrong.
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