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You lack permission to delete this file...

Question asked by Greg Thomson on Aug 14, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 by Greg Thomson

It appears I am not able to delete several thousand files with my Administrator privileges?  The Admin account has every possible permission for every possible file, folder, state, transition, bla, bla, bla.

 

In my case however, I can't delete the file(s) because they were in a state that no longer exists within EPDM.  EPDM's cascade delete of a workflow must have failed and allowed me to delete a workflow, and orphan these files with the states they had once been in.

 

The usual work around in this case is to rollback the file to a version prior to the orphaned state(s), and then delete.  But, as luck would have it, Version 1 has the orphaned state, so I can't roll-back anywhere (except around on my office chair).

 

Does anyone have any thoughts?  Voodoo magic perhaps?    I suspect the only way to fix this problem is to get into the EPDM database and surgically recreate the orphaned state or something?

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Greg,

 

EPDM 2014 SP4

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