Error message: "Unable to set new owner" "Access is denied."
Posted on 2007-12-03
I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate. I have a file called VTS_05_0.vob that I cannot delete. I checked the Security tab and it says, "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings." I clicked Advanced and went to the Owner tab to try and take ownership, but I get the error: "Unable to set new owner on VTS_05_0. Access is denied."
I chatted with Dell tech support and the Agent said this happened to him and it happens when the filesystem journal gets corrupted. He said the only way to get rid of this error is to format the hard drive. That seems like a drastic measure just to delete a file so I thought I'd get a second opinion.