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Disclaimer: I don't have english version of W7, I'll try to guess the right captions, but they may not be always accurate. Sorry for that.

I have a blank folder which I previously created and I want it deleted. However, I get the "Need permissions" error. When I open the Properties window and go to the Security tab, it says "You don't have the permission to view or edit security properties for this object".

When I go further and click the Details button on the bottom right, a new window shows, in which I view owners and permissions of this folder. Strangely enough, Current owner cannot be shown is written in the Current owner box. When I try to assign myself as a full-righted owner of this folder, I get the Access denied error.

I'm desperate, can you think of anything? This folder used to contain some photos, but no app used it. Thanks

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You are unable to delete it just now or also after reboot? – Juhele Mar 8 '12 at 8:06
It's been sitting there for a month now. I also tried the 'diagnostic mode' boot (or whatever it's called in english) – Martin Melka Mar 8 '12 at 8:07

You can try some sw like EMCO MoveOnBoot - here is a little tutorial. It requires reboot and deletes the file or folder before OS start. According to the tutorial it is compatible with Win 7.

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I'll check it out. Thanks – Martin Melka Mar 8 '12 at 9:07

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