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Windows Server 2008 can not delete folder.

Posted on 2013-01-03
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If I am a member of administrators, then why can I not delete a file. Is is possible that the folder was create by the builtin administrator and that account has higher permissions?
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by:alienvoice
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Who is the owner of the file? Is it a system file?
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by:techcodr
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The folder was a redirection folder. The user has left and I am doing cleanup. The user account was deleted. The owner is administrators. This would not be a system file.
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by:Haslerct
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What is the error message?

try to run the explorer as administrator and delete again. --> right click and run as administrator
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Venugopal N earned 500 total points
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Normally the user will be owner of the folder, Change the ownership ( takeownership) of the folder to Administrator and try to delete it.

Right click on the Folder --> properties --> Security -->Advance --> Owner Tab -->Click Edit --> Select the administrator account and select the check box on "replace owner on subcontainers and objects --> click Ok.

Then try to delete now as administrator.
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by:techcodr
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The procedure works. The question whether builtin Administrator has a higher priority than administrators was not answered.
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