Windows 10: Cannot delete driver, access denied by "SYSTEM"

Discus and support Cannot delete driver, access denied by "SYSTEM" in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I accidentally updated the drivers for a MIDI keyboard, and it doesn't work anymore. It shows up as an unknown usb device. After a quick search, I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Kalargatron, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Cannot delete driver, access denied by "SYSTEM"


    I accidentally updated the drivers for a MIDI keyboard, and it doesn't work anymore. It shows up as an unknown usb device. After a quick search, I found this driver under Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository. I tried deleting it, but an error message saying "You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this folder" appeared. I tried giving myself the authorisation in the security section of the file's properties, but I couldn't modify anything.
    I haven't found any other thread on internet regarding this topic, so I hope someone can help me.
    I am the administrator for this computer, and am running windows 10 64bit.

    :)
     
    Kalargatron, Mar 15, 2020
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  2. Polterry Win User

    Denied Access to delete files


    Thanks for suggestions. I tried AVG Remover but it found nothing; probably because I had already deleted the bulk of the files. I also tried Command and Safe Mode but both gave Denied message. So the question remains how do I get access to delete files? Would changing to MS login at Start help?
     
    Polterry, Mar 15, 2020
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  3. Bree Win User
    [Question] Delete files with denied access with batch scripts

    'Access denied' may be because the file is open. Another cause of 'access denied' can be ownership and/or permissions. If it is permissions, try running the script as administrator.

    By the way, you don't put a space between the '/' and the option letter, and the /A option on its own like that does nothing. It is for selecting files by attribute and should be followed by a colon and list of attributes, eg. /A:RSH

    The SYSTAG.BIN file is usually created by Aomei Backupper and that may have the file open.

    what is systag.bin? — AOMEI Forum
     
  4. EsMj Win User

    Cannot delete driver, access denied by "SYSTEM"

    Change Folder Destination access Denied

    Thanks.

    After following the steps suggested, I get the message "Access denied" in command prompt.

    Please advise how to allow permission.
     
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