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  1.    24 Jun 2017 #1
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    File permissions to delete file


    I keep having the issue of not being able to delete files without permissions. I looked up many tutorials and none of them worked for me.
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  2.    24 Jun 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoka View Post
    I keep having the issue of not being able to delete files without permissions. I looked up many tutorials and none of them worked for me.
    This seems to be someone else's folder on a shared network or an old backup. Why are you attempting to delete this folder and what methods have you already attempted?
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  3.    24 Jun 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrate View Post
    This seems to be someone else's folder on a shared network or an old backup. Why are you attempting to delete this folder and what methods have you already attempted?
    1. this is from my Steam folder
    2. Some of the files were incorrect, and I figured reinstalling it would fix the problem
    3. I have tried messing with the security properties to allow permissions to delete it. I have tired: Unable to move/copy etc. files within C: drive? - Windows 10 Forums . And I have tried finding a previous version to restore, but there was no other previous versions.
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  4.    24 Jun 2017 #4
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    I've done the installation of:
    Making Myself The Real Administrator of anything on the computer, whenever needed.

    Whenever I right click on any file, I give myself the ability to take ownership of that file; it is mine now.

    Yet there are tutorials on how to give yourself permissions. There's these:
    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Take ownership of files and get full access in Windows 10 (manual version)


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  5.    24 Jun 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepanee View Post
    I've done the installation of:
    Making Myself The Real Administrator of anything on the computer, whenever needed.

    Whenever I right click on any file, I give myself the ability to take ownership of that file; it is mine now.

    Yet there are tutorials on how to give yourself permissions. There's these:
    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Take ownership of files and get full access in Windows 10 (manual version)


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    I should have said earlier that I had already tried this, sorry.
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  6.    24 Jun 2017 #6
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    You've done the manual version of it too? Going to the Security tab and all?

    If you do the manual version of it correctly, it is guaranteed that you will remove that folder
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  7.    24 Jun 2017 #7
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    When you are trying this, do you have Steam closed? Completely? If you close steam it is still open in the system tray. You have to close it from there. If it is open in any way, you will not be allowed to alter any files.
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  8.    24 Jun 2017 #8
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    Go to Start/Search and type Services.msc and press enter. In the Services app, scroll down to Steam, and double click it. Stop the service. Right click the TaskBar and start the Task Manager, click the More Details drop down arrow, and under the Processes tab, look for Steam. If it is still going, highlight it and End the Process. Now you should be able to delete the game folder.
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  9.    24 Jun 2017 #9
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    You can try the steps below

    1. Right click the file to that you don’t have permission to access. Vlick Properties.
    2. Go to Security tab and select Edit.
    3. Select Add button
    4. Type Everyone then select Check Names. Click OK to save changes.
    5. you will be back in the previous window, under Group or users names, choose Everyone then check mark Full control.
    you can refer more: Fix: You dont currently have permission to access this folder in Windows 10
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  10.    24 Jun 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by louhoang View Post
    You can try the steps below

    1. Right click the file to that you don’t have permission to access. Vlick Properties.
    2. Go to Security tab and select Edit.
    3. Select Add button
    4. Type Everyone then select Check Names. Click OK to save changes.
    5. you will be back in the previous window, under Group or users names, choose Everyone then check mark Full control.
    you can refer more: Fix: You dont currently have permission to access this folder in Windows 10
    I appologize for not responding earlier
    Yes, I have steam completely closed
    I have manually tried to edit the security tab
    I had just tried giving access to Everyone and it did not work.

    I apologize for taking up so much time
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