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  • I have reviewed many similar queries and tried their suggestions without success. I have a file that when I click on properties/security tab reads "unable to display current owner". I have tried various "take ownership" suggestions, downloaded unlocker 1.9.1-64 and attempted to use (unsuccessfully). Even the "Icacls" solution to take ownership and assign full rights to administrator, results in 1 file cannot be processed.

    I can delete the file, but the next time I boot up it reappears. Neither my user account nor administrator account have any ability to control, re-name, delete or change properties or ownership of this file.

    Any other possible suggestions to resolve issue?

    Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:09 PM

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  • What is the full name & location of the file?
    Does the reappear when you boot into Safe Mode?
    What happens when you do this:
    1. Delete the file.
    2. Create a folder of exactly the same name in the same location.
    3. Reboot normally.

    • Marked as answer by rhodi170 Friday, April 19, 2013 1:09 PM
    Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:28 PM

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  • What is the full name & location of the file?
    Does the reappear when you boot into Safe Mode?
    What happens when you do this:
    1. Delete the file.
    2. Create a folder of exactly the same name in the same location.
    3. Reboot normally.

    • Marked as answer by rhodi170 Friday, April 19, 2013 1:09 PM
    Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:28 PM
  • Hi,

    You may boot the computer in safe mode and check if that helps.

    Advanced startup options (including safe mode): 

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Advanced-startup-options-including-safe-mode

    please try to use the system restore, return to the point which did not appear the problem.

    Thanks.

    Friday, April 19, 2013 10:01 AM
  • Many thanks Oberwald

    I was pulling my hair out (not that there's much of that left!). Followed your suggestions and it worked. File was on NAS, deleted original file, created new one with same name, shut down and rebooted NAS, only new file there, which was easy to delete.

    Thanks again

    Friday, April 19, 2013 1:11 PM