Re: can't delete need permission
On Sun, 9 Sep 2007 19:17:38 -0400, "Rick Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>You simply need elevated privileges within that folder for certain tasks.
>Changing permissions will pose a security risk.
>Click start and type CMD. Right click the command prompt, choose 'run as
>administrator'. From the prompt, run
>CD \Program Files
Hmm... this does NOT always work.
I had to right-click on the target file and delve into the more
esoteric parameters (i.e. stuff which is familiar to system admin's
but NOT to common users).
Even though Vista says that you have full admin privileges, it still
doesn't let you delete certain files. My problem was with a poorly
written application which once uninstalled, left useless files on the
system. Even as the ADMIN, I could not delete them (no, they were not
I believe that UAC is way too inflexible and complicated for the
common computer user. I can just see granny "Y" having to become a
MCSE (et al) just to be able to get rid of certain rogue files.
By the way, I no longer have as many problems since I totally disabled