Windows 10: you need permission to perform this action Solved

  1.    31 May 2017 #1

    you need permission to perform this action

    So basically I just got a new laptop and whenever i try to delete certain files this notification comes up and it prevents me from deleting the file. I've watched many videos on youtube to fix this problem but none works. I'm the only account on this laptop and I am the administrator. I also factory reset my laptop twice and it didn't help. I hope someone can help me fix this. Thanks in advance

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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,327
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       31 May 2017 #2

    Hello pop, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you haven't already, see if taking ownership of the folder may allow you to be able to delete it afterwards. Using the context menu below will be the easiest way.

    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    If that doesn't help, then you could try using the free program FileASSASSIN or Unlocker to delete it.

    Malwarebytes | FileASSASSIN - Free Software to Delete Locked Files


    Unlocker Download
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  3.    01 Jun 2017 #3

    yea thanks man! the unlocker worked but the file assassin doesnt it did not seem to let me drag the files. Thanks anyway man.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,327
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       01 Jun 2017 #4

    You're most welcome. I'm glad you were able to delete it now. :)
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