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Old 12-01-2009, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by picker View Post
I had this exact problem yesterday! Couldn't rename a .dll; access was denied. Found this tutorialand it worked like a charm.

I used the manual method (about halfway down the page) in the cmd line, using the takeown command and then icacls. note: I did have to boot into safe mode to execute these, as I guess TrustedInstaller is always running in the background and won't relinquish control in normal operating mode.
This worked beautifully, but unfortunately it didn't resolve the root problem I am having I deleted the file, tried running Repair, still failed. Tried a reinstall. Still failed. I may have to do a complete uninstall/reinstall but then I'll lose all my settings.