I've got some leftover Windows update temporary folders (they have GUID-ish names) on the root of the system drive. I'm trying to clean these up, but am getting the following behavior upon deletion request through Windows Explorer:
- "You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder"
- "You need permission to perform this action" + "You require permission from \ to make changes to this file"
I have taken ownership of the folder, along with all its child items, and I have full control permissions on the folder, and all its child items.
Every other thread on this issue says that you need to take ownership and add full control permissions to yourself, but this obviously has not done the trick.
Asked differently: Why do I need permission from myself to perform this file operation?
FWIW, using the "Unlocker" tool works around the problem, but I'm interested in getting to the root cause, rather than hacking it.