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Cannot delete ESET folder from Program files. the program already uninstalled but left this folder in my Program files folder. error message: "You need permission to perform this action.'' OS - Vista Business. Tried to turn off UAC, take ownership.

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  • xrayrentg525 Jun 05, 2009

    Thank you Sir. i've learned a very nice trick from you. It worked.
    But it was done by another method on another PC. I took ownership and tried to delete in normal mode. No success. But in Safe mode it's done.

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    N R Green Mar 26, 2014

    I will try in safe mode, thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    A friend was helping m3 on my laptop who is in college for computer programming and after he left I get messages that say I have to inherit permission back so I think he is spying on me how do I get him off I got a vista basic service pack 2 I am lost and don't know what to do help

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Apparently MS in their infinite wisdom decided that in vista they would take the power away from the user and remove the administrator from the equation.
So no matter how many thing your try in the user accounts you will not get full admin rights.
but here is a reg hack that worked for me real well. I am running windows vista home basic

Click Start and Run type in regedit and enter
your now at the registry editor.
click and expand HKEYLOCALMACHINE
go down and click SOFTWARE
click MICROSOFT
click WINDOWS
click CURRENTVERSION
click POLICIES
click SYSTEM
you will see the registry entries to the right
right click in the white area and select new DWORD
Name it "EnableLinkedConnections" and enter
Right Click on EnableLinkedConnections and choose MODIFY change the Data Value to "1"
Save and exit Registry Editor
Reboot your computer and try deleting the folder you wanted to again.

WARNING:
Using this reg edit you are changing your registry and could develop problems if you don't do it correctly. Be Warned and do some research prior if you need to understand registry editor.


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I am failed to delete by this process.

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