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#1 dilleyo725

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:17 AM

I'm trying to delete traces of adobe reader files from my PC but for some reason it keeps telling me that I need proper permissions. I'm the only user and administrator so I'm not sure why it will not allow me to delete the files. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no luck. I also tried advanced uninstaller and Microsoft Fix-it but both did not work. This seems to be a known issued but I could not find the right solution. I'm hoping you guys will be able to help me.

I'm running on Windows 7, 64bit.

Thanks,

Chris

#2 dilleyo725

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:42 AM

Update: I was able to remove the stubborn files after doing some research and stumbling upon this fix called "take ownerhip" http://www.howtogeek...-menu-in-vista/

Once I installed it, I right clicked on the file that would not delete, chose "take ownership" - it did it's thing, then I right clicked again and delete. I'm just posting this in case anyone runs into this. Hopefully it will help.



#3 Hunter

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:38 AM

Yup..good way to do it...BTW what version of the reader did you have installed

http://helpx.adobe.c...reader-7-x.html

http://helpx.adobe.c...ing-reader.html

http://uninstall.ezi...19a89b94f8.html