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cannot move, delete, copy, cut a file within a directory

Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have a file .rpt that is located on my windows2003 server and when I go to just that one file and right click on it and do any of the following copy, cut, move, delete, or go to properties and click on security it basically says I don't have permissions to view, edit current permission settings.... It also says when I try to copy, cut or delete Access Denied: Make sure disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is currently not in use...... I have already rebooted the server and I still get this message... How do I get access back to this file??
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It appears that the file might indeed be in use... tell us more about the file (the name, path, etc)    We might be able to figure out what's "holding it hostage"
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The file is not in use, I can't even change the permissions on it, it says I don't have owner ship on it, yet I am the administrator of the server it resides on... I guess thats what I am not understanding.....How does the file change ownership??

the file name is x_portland_Arinv2.rpt

the path is \\pdx-forefront\ffwin\reports\x_portland_Arinv2.rpt
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graye earned 500 total points
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OK... then let's try to "take ownership" of the file, and see if that works
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
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Your the best, nice and easy the way I like it.... Thanks a bunch..
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