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Unable to delete files, server 2011

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I have a series of .tif files that I am unable to delete, I am unable to take ownership of them get access denied messages.  I tried running icacls at the command line and get access denied messages from there as well.  I am unable to rename, move, copy or open as well.
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
when you take ownership did you tick "replace owner of sub container and objects"?
tick it , apply and try

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Commented:
There is no such check box in the interface, just the current owner "unable to display current owner"

change owner to:
where I select my domain admin account

other users and groups button to browse AD
and a link Learn about object ownership that is MS help
Commented:
Try the removal after booting in safe mode (F8)

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Commented:
Thanks, the files deleted right away once the computer was in safe mode