I had a back up of my sister’s computers on my ultra, since she no longer has them, I would like to delete the files, without deleting everything else on the drive, how can I do this? I keep being denied access as it said I needed administrator permission. I am the administrator on the drive.
Try to take ownership of the files and/or folder.
To take ownership of a folder:
- Right-click the folder that ownership will be taken of and click Properties.
- Click the Security tab.
- Click on Advanced , choose the Owner tab, then click on Edit.
- If a prompt asking for administrator password or confirmation is received, type the password, or provide the confirmation needed.
- Select the name of the user that will be given permission. If this user will be the owner of files and subfolders in this folder, check the box that reads “Replace owner on subcontainer and objects”.
- Click OK