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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #60

    That should undo it nicely for you. :)
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       #61

    oops , some of the entries are listed twice is that ok?

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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       #62

    I have the same entries on my system for the "C:\Windows" folder, so they appear to be default.
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       #63

    The same story on other folders (e.g Program Files , Program Files x86 too, etc) System twice, Administrators twice as well, ....
    Then, it looks like this is the default.

    I appreciate it,
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #64

    It looks like you are back to default then. Great news.
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       #65

    Another good tutorial Brink thank you
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       #67

    I now have a folder that I copied to another folder and I can't delete the original folder because I don't have permission.
    This has happened once a few months ago and I can't remember what I did to resolve it.

    I have tried all your methods, but I am stuck with the message "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."

    I think the permission settings got scrambled in doing the copy as other operations were taking place. Any way to fix this with your techniques of do I need to do an off-line cleanup?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #68

    Hello bottomcritter, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you could try using the Take Ownership context menu below on the folder, and see if you are able to delete it afterwards.

    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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       #69

    That was a quick response! And I like your suggestion of adding the context menus, I could have used them in the past for other problems I had, so I downloaded them.

    Anyway, I got the problem resolved by using LockHunter, a little utility that will delete the folder/file, even though it was not locked. It requires a reboot, but that was a minor issue since I had already spent all afternoon trying to fix the permissions.

    Thanks much!
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