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I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

Q: I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

I'm new to Windows 7.

I'm still trying to master the file permissions.. I need some help and I'd appreciate it if someone could help me out.

I have a folder with mp3s (created with my old Windows XP system). I've included this mp3s folder in the "my music" library and then I inspected the folder and took ownership of it together with everything it contains (following instructions I found on the Net).

Nevertheless, when I'm trying to delete or move a file I get the message that I need to provide administrator permission! But I thought I am both administrator and owner...

Also, when listen to the songs with WinAmp, it seems I cannon save any song data. I get: Cannot save metadata: Error opening file.

I suppose, it's an aspect of the very same problem.

What am I missing?


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Take a look on the properties of the folder see if you have an unblock button . If you do click on it .
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Ghostrocket said:

Hi all

just wanted to know if a PC bought in US and was running on 110, if i flick the switch to 240 on the back of the pc's power supply buy a UK kettle/mains lead will it work ?

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Hope that makes senseClick to expand...

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Likely to need a Win/7 specific copy of Steam.

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Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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this computer is an compaq 6730B
S/n : CNU8466GNS
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Thank you

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I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
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HP CompaQ nx9005
hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password

I wrote and I just wrote again at the hp forum about it whitout any help, and the hp chat doesn't start because of a bag (I'm not the only one having this problem).

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Have you seen this software:
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