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x86 issue (i guess) cant launch tf2
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#1
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I recently uninstalled tf2 and reinstalled it.
I have downloaded 100% of the files.
Whenever i try to launch tf2 i get this message : An error has occured during the update of tf2 (file locked)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010\Apr2005_d3dx9_25_x64.cab
So i tried to see what this thing was and basically i cant do anything about the Jun2010 file and whats in. I have absolutely no permission to do anything with it (even tho im admin), i cant open it/delete it, ... this file is also 'read only',
its in french but it says that i need permissions to read it to show properties of that file

https://puu.sh/vIQWc/e20373fe12.png

and if i try to change permissions by making myself the owner of that file, well im not allowed to because guess what i dont have permissions to do it

https://puu.sh/vIQYi/45d9b7c95d.png

https://puu.sh/vIRda/6cd05a136b.png

so what do i do
thank you for reading and for the help :)

I recently uninstalled tf2 and reinstalled it.
I have downloaded 100% of the files.
Whenever i try to launch tf2 i get this message : An error has occured during the update of tf2 (file locked)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\_CommonRedist\DirectX\Jun2010\Apr2005_d3dx9_25_x64.cab
So i tried to see what this thing was and basically i cant do anything about the Jun2010 file and whats in. I have absolutely no permission to do anything with it (even tho im admin), i cant open it/delete it, ... this file is also 'read only',
its in french but it says that i need permissions to read it to show properties of that file [img]https://puu.sh/vIQWc/e20373fe12.png[/img]
and if i try to change permissions by making myself the owner of that file, well im not allowed to because guess what i dont have permissions to do it
[img]https://puu.sh/vIQYi/45d9b7c95d.png[/img]
[img]https://puu.sh/vIRda/6cd05a136b.png[/img]
so what do i do
thank you for reading and for the help :)
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#2
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You could try making an admin account separate of your own and accessing the file from there, but if you truly do have full admin privileges this won't work.

You could try making an admin account separate of your own and accessing the file from there, but if you truly do have full admin privileges this won't work.
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#3
-4 Frags +

Rename the folder or the file (so you will be able to make changes to it) then delete it

Rename the folder or the file (so you will be able to make changes to it) then delete it
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#4
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install take ownership (https://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Take-Ownership-Menu-Hacks.zip)
right click, take ownership

or just boot into a linux distro and delete it
if that doesn't work, sudo chmod 777 pathtothefile
rm thefile

install take ownership (https://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Take-Ownership-Menu-Hacks.zip)
right click, take ownership

or just boot into a linux distro and delete it
if that doesn't work, sudo chmod 777 pathtothefile
rm thefile
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#5
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Dave_or just boot into a linux distro and delete it
if that doesn't work, sudo chmod 777 pathtothefile
rm thefile

+1 for this suggestion. look up "boot ubuntu from live USB"
should be pretty quick to set up

[quote=Dave_]or just boot into a linux distro and delete it
if that doesn't work, sudo chmod 777 pathtothefile
rm thefile[/quote]
+1 for this suggestion. look up "boot ubuntu from live USB"
should be pretty quick to set up
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#6
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Dave_install take ownership (https://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Take-Ownership-Menu-Hacks.zip)
right click, take ownership

or just boot into a linux distro and delete it
if that doesn't work, sudo chmod 777 pathtothefile
rm thefile

i tried the zip file with no succes and didnt really want to try linux since im pretty sure i wouldnt know what to do with linux
i uninstalled steam and reinstalled it to a new folder and now i can play games but the former steam folder is still there lol.
Anyway thanks for the help :)

[quote=Dave_]install take ownership (https://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Take-Ownership-Menu-Hacks.zip)
right click, take ownership

or just boot into a linux distro and delete it
if that doesn't work, sudo chmod 777 pathtothefile
rm thefile[/quote]
i tried the zip file with no succes and didnt really want to try linux since im pretty sure i wouldnt know what to do with linux
i uninstalled steam and reinstalled it to a new folder and now i can play games but the former steam folder is still there lol.
Anyway thanks for the help :)
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#7
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You can replace the utilman.exe in your system32 folder with cmd.exe and then open it b4 login. That way you will be the'system' user, which is the most privileged user in Windows.

You could probably also replace it with a third party file manager like free commander.

Worked in windows 7, i guess it will work in windows 10 aswell.

You can replace the utilman.exe in your system32 folder with cmd.exe and then open it b4 login. That way you will be the'system' user, which is the most privileged user in Windows.

You could probably also replace it with a third party file manager like free commander.

Worked in windows 7, i guess it will work in windows 10 aswell.
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