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    Cannot change file ownership - access denied??

    Hi guys,

    I copied a file to a folder on our server from my computer today. Later on, I wanted to delete it but was denied access.
    Checking the properties (directly on the server; as administrator) I noticed I didn't have permission to change anything. I've had this before and it was due to ownership so off I go to change the ownership… however I don't have permission to do that either!!

    So, I'm an administrator and can't do ANYTHING with a particular file. I can move it, delete it, rename it.

    Any ideas??

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    Quote Originally Posted by WithoutMotive View Post
    So, I'm an administrator and can't do ANYTHING with a particular file. I can move it, delete it, rename it.
    Hmm try rebooting the server if possible. I have know in the past i have to deal with files that get locked up and reboot does the trick. After reboot then try changing the permissions. If that doesn't work I think the MFT is corrupted.

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    If the server is not a DC and the account you used is the domain admin, try using the local admin account to change ownership.

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    You can try changing the file's read/write permissions using cmd. In Vista and 7 you can run cmd as the built in 'system' account and that has full access to change permissions on everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-W- View Post
    You can try changing the file's read/write permissions using cmd. In Vista and 7 you can run cmd as the built in 'system' account and that has full access to change permissions on everything
    Thanks, Chris.
    That worked a treat.

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    Good to hear

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