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Ownership of folders

I have been trouble shooting why I cannot take ownership of folders. I remembered many years ago having a similar problem. Knowing that the basics of windows has no really changed since NT, I searched, and foudn a great kb artical here it is KB 320081: You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume My problem was solved with chkdsk /i /c /f /r

Sugar is a real killer

I am always keen for people to know why coffee is given a bad name. And take a read of this and rethink. Sugar is a killer. I got this from urban sprout "Submitted by sproutingforth on Tue, 2007-04-24 11:11. Why is sugar bad for us? William Dufty, in his book ‘Sugar Blues’ has a lot to say on the subject of why sugar is bad for us. According to him, refined sugar is lethal. Sugar actually drains and leaches the body of precious vitamins and minerals through the demand its digestion, detoxification and elimination make upon one’s system, because sugar is what nutritionists term ‘empty’ calories. Taken every day, sugar produces an over-acid condition. This requires more and more minerals, such as sodium, potassium and magnesium, to rectify the imbalance. Finally, in order to protect the blood, so much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth that decay and general weakening begin"

Vista tools

Some Vista Tools Not sure if these exsisted before, but they probably have. There are some seriously decent command line tools for Vista I got the from kb929833 S ystem F ile C heck or SFC to check all the files: example: sfc /scannow , then findstr /C:"[SR] Cannot repair member file" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt notepad sfcdetails.txt - to identify the files affected To take ownership of a file takeown . For example, type takeown /f E:\windows\system32\jscript.dll to change the permissions: icacls Path_And_File_Name /GRANT ADMINISTRATORS:F . For example, type icacls E:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /grant administrators:F . Also check out How to use vista themes