windows server 2008 (file server)

I have a file server that needs to be cleaned up. I have users that do not exists and need to delete their files. I tried logging into the server and the domain admin and local admin. Both account get an error message of you need permissions to be able to delete the files. I try taking ownership and some files will not let me take ownership. I need to delete over 300 user folders and cannot go to every folder/file and try to take ownership. Is there a free tool out there that can help me delete the files I want, without having to go to every one? There has to be an easier way.

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bbayachekAsked:
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bbayachekAuthor Commented:
I also have some folders with a lock on it.
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Seth_zinCommented:
As a domain admin, try opening the folder and it should ask you to continue, if it does you will be able to delete it, and give us a starting point.
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Bill WoodCommented:
With admin permission, you can change security on files or folders in the Security tab under Properties. Then do a search for files with detailed view. Add the "Authors" column and you could delete all of the documents by creator.
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bbayachekAuthor Commented:
Is there some tool that can do this for me? I have over 300 user files to do. Is there a tool that will let me delete a directory with out the permission errors and lock issue?
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Seth_zinCommented:
Usually you can click continue when it asks you and it will go ahead and modify / delete them for you.
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bbayachekAuthor Commented:
I tested it out with one directory and it says I don't have permissions to countinue.
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bbayachekAuthor Commented:
bill - that did not work. It saying I dont have permissions. I'm log in as local admin.
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Seth_zinCommented:
Can you take over security as mentioned above and can you verify that you are infact member of domain admins?
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Seth_zinCommented:
You'd need to assign ownership first, you cannot do that with local admin either?
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