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Sepreme Commander damn it! (Win8 is not allowing deletion)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by etherdose, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. etherdose

    etherdose Temporarily Banned Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone!

    I love Windows 7 so far. Despite the fact that you are limited on the older games you cannot play, it's over all functionality is wonderful. However, I have one serious problem that seems like no matter what I do I cannot solve this. I have looked up Authoring and Ownership all over the net and concerning Windows 7. I do know how to take ownership of files, folders, etc. but for some reason this doesn't seem to work. On my external hard drives when I move a file to the external drive, Win7 keeps trying to do two very frustrating things that leave me limited. One.....it keeps setting all the files on the hard drive as 'Read only'.....and this is AFTER I set it and ALL SUBFOLDERS to be unchecked. It keeps reverting back to this. Next thing it does for some reason is Two .....it doesn't let me delete anything unless I use an 'unlocker' program. I love Win7, and I even disabled the whole Security on file startup features, yet nothing seems to work. What am I doing wrong? Please...no replies unless you have truly read everything up above. I post in here off and on and have helped a few times, and it frustrates me when people don't read the details and just skim the topic.

    thank you for your time and help!
     
  2. Hermitt43

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    Disable UAC.

    Jim
     
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    etherdose Temporarily Banned Thread Starter

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    It is already off. User account control settings are set to 'Never Notify'.... Anything else?

    (Note....sorry I typed Windows 8 in the title...8 key is next to the 7 key.....too much caffeine)

    EDIT=

    I looked here...
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...y/thread/938f2b50-b063-475b-8c5e-905d136df2e3

    This is a common problem it seems with Windows7. Kinda like the guy says at the bottom....why should I have to make so many allowances on MY system on a 1 person computer and I am the admin? The UAC setting doesn't work...isn't there a better way???
     
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    etherdose Temporarily Banned Thread Starter

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    *bump*

    Any ideas?


    Thanks!
     
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    Are you logged in with an account with admin priv?
     
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    Yes. It is a one account computer. It is an admin account.
     
  7. Hermitt43

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    Just a thought,,, Is your external drive formatted in FAT32 or NTFS? It should be NTFS.

    Jim
     
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    Make the external drive a "Shared" drive.
     
  9. etherdose

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    All are NTFS. Fat32 is outdated for Windows 7 stuff. What urks me is even when I copy or create something to desktop, it wont let me alter the title until a restart.
     
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    next day *bump*
     
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    etherdose Temporarily Banned Thread Starter

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    Not much response. I have no idea. Anything I can run that might be dominating files on Windows 7? I did the best I could and googled all over about this. Most people mention things I have tried....(resetting ownership, making the stuff shared,) but the crappy part is these ideas aren't working and it's also affecting the c (main) drive as well. Help please?
     
  12. Hermitt43

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    Etherdose, one final thought.....
    Open a command prompt as Administrator and type "SFC /scannow" without the quotes and press ENTER.
    If that doesn't fix it then I'm all out of ideas.

    Jim
     
  13. zorgan

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    may be a long shot but some software may be interfering with files?

    check your resource monitor, hit windows key and type resource, launch resource monitor see which services you have running and background progs?

    if you seem to have resources running which you do not recognise, then google them, it should explain what resources are for what.

    also type services.msc into run command (windows 7 orb - or start button then type)

    see which services are running that may be interfering with your OS?
     
  14. bbearren

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    Did you format this drive under Windows 7?
     
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    Do you have a backup program that also backups to that drive?
     
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