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unable to display current owner - can't change owner

    Question

  • I have a file that I can move/delete or take ownership of.  The file was copied over from another backup drive and was not created locally on the machine.

    If I do a properties on the file, then security tab, hit 'Continue' for the UAC stuff.. the page shows the current owner as 'Unable to display current owner'

    When I try to change the owner to myself (member of local administrator group) I get an 'Access Denied'

    How can I change the security of this file so I can delete it?

    OS: Win7 64bit SP1


    • Edited by skapinos Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:56 PM
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:55 PM

Answers

  • I was able to just straight delete the file by booting into safe mode and trying there.
    • Marked as answer by skapinos Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:09 PM
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:09 PM