The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse


How-To Geek Forums / Windows Vista

You need permission to perform this action

(2 posts)
  • Started 3 years ago by jogwen
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
  • Topic Viewed 3164 times

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Recommended: Clean Your Mac the Easy Way with CleanMyMac 3

If you want to clean up your Mac the easy way, CleanMyMac is a great tool to get the job done easily, and it will even keep your computer clean automatically.

Unlike the competition, it also includes great tools like a Clean Uninstaller, to get rid of applications and clean up the junk that they leave behind. All with the click of a button.

Download CleanMyMac 3 for Free Today

Posted yesterday 
Top
jogwen
Posts: 4

When trying to delete a file or folder and you get the (You need permission to perform this action) it's because that file or folder contains the Windows saftety control restriction feature. You can however erase/delete any file or folder in any version of Windows by using Safe Mode.
Go to:

(1) Click on Start and Enter msconfig in the Run box

(2) You are then presented with System Configuration window

(3) Click on Boot

(4) You are then presented with the boot options window

(5) Tick the Safe boot box then click Apply in the bottom right hand box, this will restart the computer in Safe Mode

(6) You can now open any file or folder you wish to erase/delete in the safe mode as there is no system safety control restrictions in Safe Mode

(7) To revert back to normal operation, go to msconfig and open the system configuration and Boot options window again and untick the Safe boot box which then requires a computer restart.

JOB DONE!

Hope this helps someone!!
jogwen

Posted 3 years ago
Top
 
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Or try, http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/
Much easier.

Posted 3 years ago
Top
 



Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.