I have got this file that I can't delete. It happened after a system crash, so the CHKDSK kicked in upon next reboot. After that, I can't delete the file. THis is on Windows Home Server, and the file is one of those hidden Thumbs.db, and my WHS reports a "File conflict" on the file, the reason: Access Denied"
What I have tried so far, running as an Administrator:
Attrib.exe -s -h :
Access Denied (even whe trying to display the current owner)
File not found (its hidden)
Re-boot in to safe mode and tried the above:
Running the above commands as Local System:
Fail (Doesn't find anything locking the file)
Crashes ("FindRemoteFileHandles returned NULL value.")
I have used the CHKDSK /f again, rebooted since some suggestions is that the file has been corrupted, but that didn't change anything.
Any suggestions ?
Update: In a total separate scenario, I experienced a similar situation; Access Denied when trying to take ownership of a file. It turned out that the file was owned by
TrustedInstaler, which is not possible to override just by being an Administrator. In this case, one can use
psexec /ids cmd to elevate yourself to System and then