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I accidentally installed 32-bit python, and after uninstalling it, when I tried to delete C:\Python27\, and I was able to delete everything except C:\Python27\Scripts\pyinstaller.exe. Even when I try to uninstall it as an administrator, it tells me I require permission from the computer's administrator to delete it.

Advanced security settings as myself: enter image description here

Advanced security settings as administrator: enter image description here

Does anyone know what's up?

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  • Take ownership of the file, then grant yourself Full Control permission to the file...then delete it. Jun 29 '17 at 2:20
  • @Twisty But how
    – Aido
    Jun 29 '17 at 2:22
  • Click Change to the right of Owner (first screen shot) Jun 29 '17 at 2:23
  • @Twisty It wouldn't let me. After a reboot, I could delete the file though.
    – Aido
    Jun 29 '17 at 2:29
  • In that case the file must have been in use by another process. Glad that worked! Jun 29 '17 at 2:30
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Apparently, something funny happened with the pyinstaller exe, and after a reboot I could delete it.

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