Vista has lost its freaking mind: deletes don't work "unable to display current owner"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by thetruthhurts , Feb 23, 2007.

  1. I downloaded a file and decided to delete it. Vista wouldn't let me.
    I don't have permission. What gives? I can't delete some shareware I
    downloaded and no longer want?

    Any attempts at changing permissons etc are denied.

    Properties/security/advanced shows "unable to display current owner".

    I turn off UAC and reboot, it is an annoying, worthless piece of crap

    Same results as before........nada

    I turn off file sharing and voila I can now delete, no questions

    Isn't that cute? So file sharing is the toggle for deleting those
    pesky files. Who would have thunk it?

    This has happened four times in the last month with a variety of files
    that I have downloaded. All basic vanilla non-system files. One was
    a PDF, one a mpeg, the other two rars.

    What genius at MS coded this?
    thetruthhurts , Feb 23, 2007
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  2. thetruthhurts

    Shane Nokes Guest

    The genius who could have told you that you weren't the current owner of
    that network share. Oh wait, that wouldn't be you.
    Shane Nokes, Feb 23, 2007
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  3. Yo share was every enabled for the file. I turned
    file sharing off at the global/machine level.
    thetruthhurts , Feb 23, 2007
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