Re: Can't Remove ZIP File - Access Denied
Boot from the Vista DVD
answer questions about time,location,language
run repair (lower left of screen)
run command prompt
you should be able to cd to the directory in question, and del the file.
Note: I don't have a file created by nobody with weird permissions (as far
as I know) so cannot actually test this.
Note that you are never asked for name/password so all of that must be being
bypassed in this mode.
If it works do please get back as someday I bet I will need to do this.
"WhiteTigerEyes" <WhiteTigerEyes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> It didn't work. I selected all files to move to a new folder and only two
> files were not transferrable.. the zip file and another one. When I tried
> remove the Installs folder (which I have ownership over) it tells me the
> thing... Access Denied.
> This is getting dumb.
> "Michael" wrote:
>> Have you tried to delete the Installs directory? that might take the
>> file.zip with it.
>> (if there are other files there be sure to move them somewhere else first
>> "WhiteTigerEyes" <WhiteTigerEyes@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >I read through posts here and have not found an easy solution to my own
>> > problem.
>> > I used BitDefender Antivirus and everyday it prompts me 10-15 times
>> > saying
>> > the same file contains a virus. It is a ZIP file I downloaded years ago
>> > but
>> > made it through the move from my xp box to my vista home premium box.
>> > The path to the zip file is: Home > Documents > Installs > file.zip
>> > When I go to delete it, I get prompted with a box saying "Are you
>> > sure.."
>> > and I click OK. Then it says I need to confirm it... so I click
>> > "Continue".
>> > Then UAC takes control of the computer and asks me again to confirm..
>> > and
>> > I
>> > do. Then I get prompted saying "You need permission to perform this
>> > action" -
>> > I click "Try Again" and it keeps coming up over and over again.
>> > After reading posts here, I tried right clicking on it and choosing
>> > Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner and it says "Unable to display
>> > current owner" - I select my username which is setup as an
>> > Administratory
>> > and
>> > it prompts me again saying "Access Denied".
>> > So in short, I can even claim ownership of the file.
>> > Remember: None of this is being done in the "Program Files" folder or
>> > any
>> > other system folder.