Advice 1: How to remove the write protection and delete the file

When you try to delete some files , the operating system displays a message about the impossibility of such an operation and the desired action does not produce. Sometimes this is due to lack of physical ability to change anything on the disk - for example, "finansirovaniem" or a rewritable optical disk. In all other cases, you can try to solve this problem programmatically.
How to remove the write protection and delete the file
Instruction
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Check is enabled in the properties of the file attribute "read-only". If so, then this installation should be canceled, otherwise no changes to the file, including its removal, is impossible. If the file is not on the desktop, browse it with Windows Explorer - press the key combination Win + E and via the directory tree, navigate to the folder containing the desired file.
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Click on the file with the right mouse button, this action brings up a context menu where you should choose the bottom row - Properties.
3
On the first tab of the opened window - "General" - contains a section with the desired settings: in the lower part look for the words "Attributes" and the checkbox "read Only" to the right. If this box is checked, uncheck it and click OK. Then delete the file and the procedure to be completed. If the reason is not in this attribute, then skip to the next step.
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Maybe the file you want to remove blocked one of the applications that are running at the moment. If it is an application program to release the lock, simply close it. Try to do it - close all open applications, wait a minute and try to delete the file. If it fails, you'll have to shut down programs running in the background - antivirus, firewall etc. If this does not help, try another way.
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Blocked is not applied, and the system app file you can try to remove by rebooting the computer in "safe mode". Then the OS will run in abbreviated form, many system services are disabled, and will increase the likelihood that problematic file, finally free from the program "exploiter". To use this method press the Win button, you trigger from the main menu, operation reboot, and when you start reloading, press F8. The screen will appear a menu where you have to choose one of the three safe mode options. After that, wait for system boot and delete the file.
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Use programs that allow you to force unlock of any file, if the standard tools of the OS does not allow it. For example, it may be Unlocker is a small and free utility with the Russian interface, which can be downloaded from the website http://unlocker-ru.com.

Advice 2 : How to prevent deletion of the file

Many PC users have very important data, which in any case can not lose. Of course, you can make ten copies of a particularly important file in a variety of media - from disk to the e-mail. But there is a way to do without additional software and costs. Consider the sequence of actions in Windows 7.
How to prevent deletion of the file
Instruction
1
Check that you have administrator rights on the computer. Otherwise you will not be able to start and configure the required access setting. Very easy to check: click start, then open "control Panel". Start by double-clicking the menu "user Accounts". There will be listed all user accounts that are on the computer, and below the name will be "Administrator" or "Limited account".
2
The second thing to check is what file system is used. For example, your file is on the D drive, then open "My computer" and right-click the icon for the drive D. Select the menu item "Properties" — immediately opens a window with information about the logical disk. Look what is written opposite the words "File system". It is necessary that it was NTFS - it supports the separation of access rights. If the system is FAT32, you can format the logical drive in NTFS. Just don't forget an important point — formatting removes all data from the disk.
3
Suppose you have administrator permissions on the computer, and a suitable file system - NTFS. Locate the file that you want to protect. Right-click on the file icon and select "Properties". A window will appear with different tabs in which to find and select the tab "Security".
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In the top half you will see a list of user groups that have access to this file. To prevent deletion of the file, change user rights. Rights are of different types, e.g., "Full access", "Modify", "Read", "Read and change", "Special permissions". To no one but you could not delete a particular file, you'll enjoy the read access — then the file will open, but you cannot remove it to change, damage (if it is text).
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To differentiate access rights to the file, click "Edit". Will be almost the same window: the upper part lists the users that are in the lower categories of access rights. But with one difference: on the contrary rights are two columns - "Deny" and "Allow" - with the possibility of ticking off each line.
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To prevent deletion of the file, click on the "Advanced" button and then "Change permissions". A new window opens in which uncheck the option "Inherit permissions". A window will appear with a warning about removing inherited permissions. Select the "Delete" button and confirm by pressing "Apply". Then repeat steps 3, 4 and 5, put a ban on full control and click Apply.
Note
Another user with administrator rights can bypass these restrictions.
If you need to reformat the disk to another file system, first save all important data on other media. After formatting you can then record them on the original disk.

Advice 3 : How to delete a file with write protection

Even when performing simple operations with fileAMI can be difficult. For example, deleting a file, you can obtain the system failure under the "sauce" that it is protected from recording, cannot be moved and so on. In some cases this protection is physical, as in the case recorded on the optical disk data, remove, which can only be damaging (scratching or breaking) the disk itself. If the ban software, it can be removed or circumvented.
How to delete a file with write protection
You will need
  • - Computer with Windows.
Instruction
1
The simplest to remove the protected files are those attributes that set the property "read Only". To change this attribute, right-click on the icon of the desired file and from the context (dropdown) menu, select "Properties". In the window that appears at the bottom of the General tab uncheck the box next to "read-Only". Now the file can be deleted.
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If the file you want to delete is on another computer in your local network or your account is not the owner of the file attribute change to be denied. To change this condition, you will need an account with administrator privileges on that PC from which you want to delete the file. If the account under which you logged on has administrative rights, open the Properties window for the file by the method described above. In this window select the tab called "Security" and select "Advanced". Click on it.
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Click on the "Owner". You will see which account is registered as the owner of a file. Below there is a list of potential owners, from which you select the account under which you logged in. Confirm your selection by pressing OK. If you can't make a choice, then your account administrator is not. Then proceed the same as in the first paragraph of this instruction.
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If the file is on the local network and the folder where it is located, and a shared level access "read Only", remove it, it will be possible only after the network administrator will change this attribute to "Full access". If you are an administrator, right click on the file icon, select "sharing and security" and change the desired parameter. After that, delete the file.
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