Damn Permissions - help needed

Posted: 02-22-2008, 08:25 PM
I really like vista but one thing that drives me INSANE is the permissions
bit. Im currently logged on as administrator and yet i am still unable to
delete a file. Ive been into properties and unselected the "Read only"
option, also selected me as the administrator in the "user name" section, but
i can't for the life of me delete the file. god, its so annoying when you get
the error message "You need to confirm this operation" and when i select the
continue button it then goes thru the security bit and then once again says
"you need permission to perform this operation"
i find this extremely frustrating, ive tried all sorts but can't seem to
delete this damn file.
Please, anyone, help me out here before i launch my pc out the window!
thanks...

Damn Permissions - help needed


Responses to "Damn Permissions - help needed"

Raith
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
RE: Damn Permissions - help needed
Posted: 02-24-2008, 06:46 PM
This usually only happens under Vista secure files. If you need to delete it
tho then... A)Go to properties for whatever file you're trying to delete
using the right click. B)On one of the tabs you'll see a list of user names
in a box, along with several checkmarks. Go to the button under the table
click on you're user name, at the bottom will be a now available checkmark
that says give full permission. Click and it should work.

"Amareet" wrote:
> I really like vista but one thing that drives me INSANE is the permissions
> bit. Im currently logged on as administrator and yet i am still unable to
> delete a file. Ive been into properties and unselected the "Read only"
> option, also selected me as the administrator in the "user name" section, but
> i can't for the life of me delete the file. god, its so annoying when you get
> the error message "You need to confirm this operation" and when i select the
> continue button it then goes thru the security bit and then once again says
> "you need permission to perform this operation"
> i find this extremely frustrating, ive tried all sorts but can't seem to
> delete this damn file.
> Please, anyone, help me out here before i launch my pc out the window!
> thanks...
Brink
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: Damn Permissions - help needed
Posted: 02-24-2008, 11:50 PM

Amareet;622138 Wrote:
> I really like vista but one thing that drives me INSANE is the
> permissions
> bit. Im currently logged on as administrator and yet i am still unable
> to
> delete a file. Ive been into properties and unselected the "Read only"
> option, also selected me as the administrator in the "user name"
> section, but
> i can't for the life of me delete the file. god, its so annoying when
> you get
> the error message "You need to confirm this operation" and when i
> select the
> continue button it then goes thru the security bit and then once again
> says
> "you need permission to perform this operation"
> i find this extremely frustrating, ive tried all sorts but can't seem
> to
> delete this damn file.
> Please, anyone, help me out here before i launch my pc out the window!
> thanks...
Hi Amareet,

See if taking ownership of the file first, then try deleting it helps
you. This will show you how.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html

Shawn


--
Brink

*There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
'*Vista Forums*'
(http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
*Please post feedback to help others.*
Amareet
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: Damn Permissions - help needed
Posted: 02-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Thank you both of you for the replies. I shall have ago at your suggestions
and let you know.

Cheers again

"Brink" wrote:
>
> Amareet;622138 Wrote:
> > I really like vista but one thing that drives me INSANE is the
> > permissions
> > bit. Im currently logged on as administrator and yet i am still unable
> > to
> > delete a file. Ive been into properties and unselected the "Read only"
> > option, also selected me as the administrator in the "user name"
> > section, but
> > i can't for the life of me delete the file. god, its so annoying when
> > you get
> > the error message "You need to confirm this operation" and when i
> > select the
> > continue button it then goes thru the security bit and then once again
> > says
> > "you need permission to perform this operation"
> > i find this extremely frustrating, ive tried all sorts but can't seem
> > to
> > delete this damn file.
> > Please, anyone, help me out here before i launch my pc out the window!
> > thanks...
>
> Hi Amareet,
>
> See if taking ownership of the file first, then try deleting it helps
> you. This will show you how.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html
>
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> Brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
> '*Vista Forums*'
> (http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=2980)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Damn Vista, Haroon Windows Vista Administration 4 05-29-2007 05:37 PM
Damn My Web Search Cyclopps Windows XP Help & Support 0 10-21-2003 12:25 AM
read damn you me Windows XP Security & Administration 0 08-13-2003 03:05 AM
How do you get rid of these damn pop-up ads? Bernie Piel Windows XP Security & Administration 2 07-08-2003 05:48 AM
Damn POP UPS! charles Windows XP Messenger 1 07-06-2003 05:23 AM