on their current state, click "ignore permissions from previous states". Delete them, and then uncheck.
Thanks for the solution. My VAR had to escalate an issue of not being able to clean out 4 files from a failed migration all the way up to SolidWorks. Their engineer was looking at deleting the files through SQL. I opted to hide them in a Trash folder.
In 5 minutes, I created a transition and state with ignore permissions and was able to delete the last 4 files. I wish I'd posted to the forums a month ago. I forget how great a resource they are.
You're my hero! I was trying to delete these two files for 2 days and then finally found your post about the "ignore permissions from previous states". Whewww!!!! Huge Thanks.
Added later after thoroughly reviewing the thread. Actually Corey you're the hero but thanks to Jeff for raising the question.
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