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Hello list,

I am having difficulty getting the "Remove Properties and Personal
Information" link to work on the Properties>Details tab for a specific file
that I would like to remove all personal information from

When I click this link, I get a pop up box that that has two radio
buttons.  One radio button is: "Create a copy with all possible properties
removed".  I selected that one and clicked OK.

Then another box pops up that says "You need permission to perform this
action.  You require permission from Joe-PC\Joe to make changes to this

I click "Try again" and eventually it fails and says:

"Not all personal properties were cleared.  Windows was unable to remove
properties from the new copies of the selected files.  Before sharing these
files, you should review them for unwanted personal information."

I realize this is much more a Windows 7 problem than a LibreOffice problem,
but so was my last question :)

What I've tried so far:
1.Properties>Security tab>Edit.
In the box for "Group or user names", I select Joe(Joe-PC\Joe).  In the box
below, "Permissions for Joe", all items are checked as "Allow", except for
"Special permissions".

I click the "Edit" button.

A new window pops up with just the Security tab showing.  The top box shows
"Group or user names".  I select Joe(Joe-PC\Joe).

The bottom box below says "Permissions for Joe".  All of the permissions
have a check box in the "Allow" column.  Additionally, all of the allow
check boxes are grayed out.  Only the Deny checkboxes are check-able.  The
"Special Permissions" box is the only box that does not have a check in
either Allow or Deny.  Both of the Special Permissions boxes are grayed out.

So my question boils down to, How do I get the "Special Permissions" box in
the Security tab to be check-able?

2. Properties>Security tab>Advanced.
In the Security tab, there is text at the bottom that says "For special
permissions or advanced settings, click Advanced."  I click the Advanced

A new windows pups up "Advanced Security Settings for File".  On
the Permissions tab, there is a box for "Permission entries".  There are 3
entries: SYSTEM, Administrators(Joe-PC\Administrators), Joe(Joe-PC\Joe).
The Permission for all three is "Full Control".

It would seem to me that if I have Full Control permission, then the
Special Permission check box should be check-able (not grayed out), but
it's not check-able, and it is grayed out.  What am I missing?

Thank you so much for your help


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