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    File Ownership!

    Okay. I have a user that has some files that are set as 0KB not really the issue but no point in them being there. Issue is that somehow neither the user or an admin account is set as the owner. Meaning i cannot delete them it keeps on saying i need permission from the owner etc.

    I cannot see the permissions or take ownership. Any ideas?

    Is there a program i can use or command line to take ownership?

    Issue is that our backup has an error because of these files and i'm petty and want it to be fully successful.

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    can you move them into a new folder set cascading permissions on that then delete them?

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    I cannot move or copy the individual files. I am trying a folder copy. Funny thing is it will let me delete them with no warning but then when i go to refresh they appear again?

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    Possibly a disk fault? I seem to remember having an issue like this, ran a check disk and recovered some knackered sectors.

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    Maybe you can boot off a live linux usb and delete the files this way?

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    Try SetACL.
    It lets you modify permissions/settings not available with Windows Explorer, including inherited permissions, etc.
    Be careful with it, you can accidentally fubar your a ton of permissions with a few clicks.

    Good luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrb-solutions View Post
    I cannot see the permissions or take ownership.
    Download PSExec, open an elevated Command Prompt and then run psexec -sid cmd.exe. This will open a second Command Prompt running under the SYSTEM account which will have permission to delete anything.


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