Windows 10: Can't Delete Corrupted File - All Permissions Removed

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       25 Jun 2017 #1

    Can't Delete Corrupted File - All Permissions Removed

    So I have a file in my downloads that somehow got corrupted and all the permission information on the file is gone. I can't delete as it says I need permission to delete it. When I try to forcefully delete it through cmd as administrator, I get "Access denied". I've tried using an unlocker tool as well as taking ownership of the file but everything has failed.

    Any other suggestions?
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  2.    25 Jun 2017 #2

    1. Delete it from outside Windows (Windows must not be running). E.g. boot to a command prompt (You could do that by SHIFT + left click on Restart)

    or boot from a bootable disk.
    -Win 10 bootable medium; Repair your computer, Troubleshooting.....
    - other bootable disk e.g. Kyhi's from the top of the Software and Apps section here.

    2. More generally:
    Can't move or rename folders Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    See post #10

    Fix: An Unexpected Error Is Keeping You From Renaming The Folder (Error 0x80007005) In Windows 10/8/7
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  3.    25 Jun 2017 #3
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  4. Danielzxzx's Avatar
    Posts : 23
    MS Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       26 Jun 2017 #4

    Thanks for the replies. Will definitely look into Kyhi's tool for future use since I've actually managed to delete it using a different unlocker tool that did the trick.
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