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How to Grant Full Permissions in Windows XP

Windows XP is a most popular operating system. Although Windows 7 has distributed for one year approximately. There are so many people being used to the simple popular system. When using Windows XP, if the partition format is NTFS. The deleting operation often refused by the system when we want to delete some files. The tip message is similar as "Cannot delete xxx, Access is denied, Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently used.", then we should grant full permissions for the current user. Last document introduce the details of taking full permissions in Windows 7. Here is the steps in Windows XP.


If the target drive partition format is FAT/FAT32, you need no changing about the settings mentioned below. I think you should check the files attribute that you want to delete(or operate). For instance, if the files are hidden or read-only.

further more, you could not delete it if the file or the sector where the file saved is corrupted. You may need some other method to due with this situation.

If the file with one folder is currently used. you cannot delete it too. you can close the correspondence running program and try again.

1. Close Use simple file sharing(Recommended).

A. Double click the Computer icon on the desktop. then locale to the Tools menu, and select Folder options.

You will see the Folder Options window, screen shot as below. Deselect Use simple file sharing(recommended). and Press OK to exit.

2„ÄĀLocate to the Properties window.

Right click the target folder, and locate to the Properties menu. you will see like this.

3. Change owner for the files/folders

Click "Advanced" button. In "Advanced Security Settings" windows. locale to the Owner tab. Select the correct owner in "Change owner to" list box and "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" check box below. then press OK to continue. If some warning windows pop up. accept them. then windows XP will refresh the target folder permissions immediately.


4. Grant the full control permission for the user.

Repeat the above steps from 1 to 2. but now we should edit the permissions of the owner. Click the Edit button and take the full control permissions. Select "Inherit from parent the permissions entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here".

5. Grant Permissions Finished.

When finished permission settings. press OK to apply. Note: If you need deleting permission only, you may do not select the "Inherit from parent the permissions entries..." check box.


Posted by: leslysab| /11/02/13 | 22:55 pm |
Also try and download " Long Path Tool " is also useful in situations where you see these error messages: Cannot read from source file or disk, there has been a sharing violation, cannot delete file or folder, the file name you specified is not valid or too long, the source or destination file may be in use and many other file managing errors.

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