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  1.    28 Mar 2017 #11
    Join Date : May 2014
    Cross Plains, WI
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Try taking ownership of the full directory tree for that user. Even if you have already done this, Id suggest doing it again.

    When you click on change and change the owner, you type in the name for your account and click OK (or add, Im not sure right off hand). When you come back to the advanced permissions screen, you should have a check box saying something to the effect of "Also apply changes to all containers and objects within these containers."

    Click apply and let it change owner on everything within that tree. Then you go back to the folders you were trying to delete. You may have to go back in and add seperate permissions for yourself and disable inheritance.
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #12
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Education 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Xilnik View Post
    Have you tried deleting the directory through the recovery environment?
    • Use Advanced Startup Options to choose Command Prompt
    • Type
      Code:
      C:
      dir
      to see if the C: directory has a Users directory. Keep trying other drive letters until you find Users
    • Assuming you find it in the C: directory, try
      Code:
      rmdir /s /q C:\Users\test131
      Substitute the appropriate drive letter for C: if need be
    Thank you all for your suggestions. But Xilink's method solved it for me. Thanks a lot!

    I was just curious, if there had been a way to "regularly" delete the directory without rebooting or anything. But I'm glad it worked quite easily with this Advanced Startup.
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  3.    28 Mar 2017 #13
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,488
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Yes, the 'nuclear option' is to boot into another OS that doesn't care about your OS's permissions. The Recovery Environment is a good one to use, as is the frequently suggested idea of booting from a Linux Live USB.

    Glad you got it sorted.
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  4.    28 Mar 2017 #14
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by Linus View Post
    Thank you all for your suggestions. But Xilink's method solved it for me. Thanks a lot!

    I was just curious, if there had been a way to "regularly" delete the directory without rebooting or anything. But I'm glad it worked quite easily with this Advanced Startup.
    Glad that helped! I've always found the Windows Permission setup to be a bit of a hassle. I've found ways around it in the past using tools like icacls and takeownership, but it's rarely as easy as booting into the Windows Recovery environment (or advanced startup) and running commands from the command prompt.

    The Windows Permissions layer is meant to be a pain, though. It's there to add a layer of protection against malware and unwanted intrusion on our accounts. It's not foolproof in doing so, but it does make it more challenging for malicious items entering our systems.
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