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I just did a fresh install of Windows 8, and now trying to clean up my second drive. I am running into permission issues when I try to delete, or move a folder. Since I figured it has something to do with ownership, I attempt to take ownership of the whole drive, and get the permissions to be inherited by everything.

However, I get the following error:

Failed to enumerate object container

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A Similar issue in a similar situation is discussed in this question basically a delete-privilege issue.

The solution offered is to install unlocker to do the deletion, or to use boot delete to schedule deletion on reboot.

As for taking ownership, it appears that per-file is possible, atleast according to that post. If this is so, maybe a script is doable?

edit: I have no experience with PowerShell, but someone seems to have tackled this very problem by a powershell script here. This might solve the larger issue.

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