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CREATOR OWNER profile & "special permissions"

Posted on 2008-10-11
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I just installed NeatWorks 4.0, which is the upgrade to Neat Receipts 3.X.  The installation failed, and I do not have a NeatWorks program group, nor is NeatWorks or Neat Receipts listed under Programs in the Control Panel.  I looked under Program Files, and there is a folder called NeatWorks.  So, I want to delete it , clean my registry and start over since I can't receive tech support from the vendor until Monday.

I tried to delete the folder and I receive a Windows Vista message stating I must have permissions in order to delete the folder.  I am signed on with a profile that is in the Administrator group.  When I look at the properties of the NeatWorks folder, I see a profile called CREATOR OWNER which has "special permissions" to the folder.  There's also a user profile called SYSTEM as well (althought it does NOT have "special permissions."

Any idea how I can sign on as "CREATOR OWNER" to delete this puppy???

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Question by:mbooher
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by:wolfcamel
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creator owner is a special user.
your best bet is to go into the advanced properties and make yourslef the owner.
then you will be able to give yourself further privliedges and allow delete
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imadimad earned 500 total points
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Hi,
Login using the Administrator account in safe mode and change the folder permission for "properties of the floder" to everyone then delete it while you are in safe mode.

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by:mbooher
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That was perfect - I went into Safe Mode and I was able to delete the folder.  Thanks so much!!!
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