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    Force delete off user area

    I'm having difficulty deleting a music file, which says I don't have permissions to delete or its in use. I know its not in use as its an ex student. The folder its in as administrator full permissions, but I can't change the security on the .wav file itself.

    I have tried a force delete via command prompt, but still says access denied. Any other suggestions? I've even tried logging in as the user who created it, but still no joy.

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    Have you tried going into the advanced security area and trying to take ownership of the file. This should allow you to reset the permissions and then delete it.

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    You don't have the option on the file its self which doesn't make sense. I checked the folder and all was as it should be...

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    The file itself is broken, I have a couple of these (though they're 0kB in size). Annoying, but I've just deleted everything else in the folder and left them be. Would be interesting to see if there is a way to clear these, other than formatting the volume they're on (!)

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    Its definately not 0kb. Its more like 60mb!

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    Have you tried unlocker UNLOCKER 1.9.0 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB ?

    or using the takeown command Takeown ?

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    Try deleting the file using its 8.3 filename, to find the 8.3 filename use dir /x.

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    Takeown/Unlocker/Dir didn't work.

    Grrrr.

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    Sounds like the security descripters are corrupt, run a scandisk on the volume where it is stored and it should find the error and correct it so that you are able to take ownership of it and nerf it.

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