Windows 10: Need permission from myself to delete a folder but I can't get it

Discus and support Need permission from myself to delete a folder but I can't get it in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am trying to delete a folder on an external hard disk that was created on another computer. First it tells me that I need administrator permissions... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ricecrispies, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Need permission from myself to delete a folder but I can't get it


    I am trying to delete a folder on an external hard disk that was created on another computer. First it tells me that I need administrator permissions to modify it, which I grant. Then it tells me that I need permission from dougal\robert to do so, dougal\robert being my own user account on the machine I am using. I have given full control in the security settings both to administrators and myself, but nothing will enable me to delete this folder. How do I get rid of the thing?

    :)
     
    ricecrispies, Feb 18, 2016
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  2. I need permission from myself to delete a .vbs file.

    Hi Bacun , Fantastic! Glad to know you were able to resolve the problem. Best, Andre Windows Insider MVP MVP-Windows and Devices for IT Andre Da Costa (@adacosta) | Twitter
     
    Andre Da Costa, Feb 18, 2016
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  3. Bacun Win User
    I need permission from myself to delete a .vbs file.

    I can try that now I guess
     
    Bacun, Feb 18, 2016
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  4. simrick Win User

    Need permission from myself to delete a folder but I can't get it

    simrick, Feb 18, 2016
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  5. Thanks. I'll try File Assassin next time.

    In this case I can't remember every single step I took, but one thing I did was to change the ownership of the folder in the security advanced settings from myself to myself and to apply that to all subfolders and files. This ensured that all files and subfolders had the same ownership as the parent. I also had to disable inheritance for my user permissions so that the permissions for the folder I was trying to delete were independent of the parent folder. Then it worked.
     
    ricecrispies, Feb 18, 2016
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  6. simrick Win User
    Glad you got it sorted. Thanks for posting your resolution - it may help others in the future.
     
    simrick, Apr 4, 2018
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