Windows 10: Permissions Issue - Not allowed to delete folder

  1.    09 Jun 2017 #1

    Permissions Issue - Not allowed to delete folder


    I have a folder that I don't have permission to delete.
    I am using Windows 10.

    It seems to be owned by Laptop/path (the laptop's local account)

    A while ago, Windows10 prompted me to change my username and sign in using a windows account.

    Since then I can't delete stuff in certain folders. This is my Steam Games folder.

    I have tried to change permissions to no avail:

    I also stopped using the hotmail account to sign in and have signed in as LAPTOP/panther

    I still don't have permission to delete the folder.

    Unless I'm not actually the LAPTOP/path user then I don't know what else to try.

    Please help :)

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  2.    09 Jun 2017 #2

    The easy way to do this is not have Windows running.

    1. If you are confident with the command prompt:
    Shift + left click restart, navigate through Troubleshooting to a command prompt.
    Use appropriate commands to locate the folder and delete it.

    2. Boot from Kyhi's boot disk (top of the Software and Apps section) and then navigate to the folder and delete it.

    3. Use a program: get e.g. Emco MoveonBoot

    Install, run, select folder for deletion, restart (so Windows isn't running when it's deleted)
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  3.    09 Jun 2017 #3

    I never thought of using the command line, kudos.
    However it doesn't work:

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    I have tried using file removal tool like geek.exe but to no avail.

    The issue is getting permissions to that folder, or even understanding what has happened lol
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  4.    09 Jun 2017 #4

    I use a live Linux USB, Ubuntu or Linux Mint are very popular.
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  5.    10 Jun 2017 #5

    You have to restart and boot to a command line.

    Or boot from a Win 10 disk click 'Repair Your Computer', Troubleshooting... Command Prompt.

    Make sure Windows isn't running.

    That's what all the 3 methods I gave you do.
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