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When I try to delete files from my desktop or copy files to it I'm told that I don't have permission to do so, but I'm the administrator. It's Windows 7. I've seen something about anti-virus protection maybe being an issue and I have McAfee installed.

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Try this right-click C:, click properties, click security, click advanced, click owner, click edit, select my username, and check 'replace owner on subcontainers and objects', and click apply, Try now

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Seriously? You want him to take ownership of every file on the C drive? What about files and folders which have ACLs containing ACEs that reference Creator Owner? All of a sudden those ACEs refer to you instead of the some other user. That could break something. I wouldn't recommend it. –  Fran Jul 5 '12 at 0:37
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Yeah, @Fran is right. Also, it'll pop-up with a lot of error messages too. Just use that method less globally, i.e. only on certain folders. –  imtheman Jul 5 '12 at 7:51

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