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Vista Ultimate, file permission issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by awpti, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. awpti

    awpti Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2007
    Okay, here's what I've got:

    Music video file named: Evanescence-My_Immortal(dvd-2nafish).mpeg

    Resides in: c:\users\(myuser)\downloads\

    I can not delete, rename or..do anything to this file or the directory it resides in. I "Do not have permission". This is the same with the true administrator account as well.

    File permission and ownership is perfectly file.

    KillBox doesn't see the file.
    Boot and Nuke can't see the file and neither can any of the other utilities.

    This is not an invalid file - i can play the video with PowerDVD and Windows Media Player.

    I can't figure out what else to do. I'd prefer to just rename the file and move it where it should be, but I can't.

    Any thoughts?



    Download processexplorer.


    Run Process Explorer.

    Click on "Find"->"File Handle or DLL"

    Type in the name of the file that is giving you trouble. Click on any items that show up and "Close Handle". This may cause Windows Explorer to freak out for a second, but it's fine.

    You can now delete the file.
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