Windows 10: Why not recognized as an Administrator for file deletion?

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  1. GregJ7 Win User

    Why not recognized as an Administrator for file deletion?


    My Windows 10 Pro v1909 (18363.657) PC created a memory dump file as the result of a BSoD. After rebooting, File Explorer showed a blank for its owner. I TAKEOWNed the file so my personal account was the owner and also ICACLS /reset its access list. Its only attribute was/is the one for "A"rchiving.

    My personal account, which I was using, is an administrator. Its UAC setting is "Never notify."

    Can anyone tell me why Windows 10 asks me to supply administrator permission to delete this file? That is, what did I miss in trying to convert this file to be just like any other personal file I might create? (I am unaware of any differences.) Is there some group policy I need to change so that Windows will actually recognize that I match being an "Administrator" for the purpose of deleting the file?

    The access list for the file when I try to delete it is:
    Authenticated Users (Modify, Read & Execute, Read, Write)
    SYSTEM (Full control and all the rest except Special permissions)
    Administrators (MyPCName\Administrators) (Full control and all the rest except Special permissions)
    Users (MyPCName\Users) (Read & Execute, Read)

    My account has all of the effective access attributes (File properties -> Security tab -> Advanced -> Effective Access tab).

    :)
     
    GregJ7, Mar 5, 2020
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  2. Nergal Win User

    App for deleting files while being used by another process...

    Most of the time, booting in safe mode, as administrator, will enable you to remove those files (maps).

    however, there are some programs out there to do just whatyou ask, I once found one after some searching on google. So either try my suggestion, or in fact search on google perhaps?

    "Force delete" will bring up enough info on this.
     
    Nergal, Mar 5, 2020
    #2
  3. Kem Mon Win User
    Unable to delete a file

    Hi Brent,

    There are a lot of possible reason why the issue occurs, we suggest that you access
    safe mode
    and
    delete the files there. If the same issue occur,
    reboot
    your PC and run these following
    methods of troubleshooting
    steps:

    Method 1:
    Run SFC Scan.  

    To run an
    SFC scan, follow these steps:  


    • Run
      Command Prompt as Administrator.  

    • Type
      sfc /scannow
      and hit
      Enter.   

    Method 2:
    Run DISM Tool.  

    To run
    DISM Tool, follow these steps:


    • Run
      Command Prompt as Administrator.  

    • Type the following command:  

      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /scanhealth  

      • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth  

    NOTE:
    This might take a while to finish scanning.
    Do not cancel. 

    Method 3: Clean Boot.

    To perform a
    Clean Boot, click
    here.

    Note:
    Reset the computer back to
    Normal Mode
    once you are done with the troubleshooting by following the section
    "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting"
    from the same article.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Mar 5, 2020
    #3
  4. newtekie1 Win User

    Why not recognized as an Administrator for file deletion?

    Deleting Hiberfil & Pagefile

    You would have to move your Page File to a different drive to get rid of that file, however you can make is smaller by adjusting the size in Windows.

    To get rid of Hyberfile.sys you need to disable hibernation by doing the following:

    • Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
    • In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
    • When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
    • At the command prompt, type powercfg.exe /hibernate off, and then press ENTER.
    • Type exit and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window
    Then you can delete the hyberfile.sys file.
     
    newtekie1, Mar 5, 2020
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