Windows – The requested security information is either unavailable or can’t be displayed.

April 14, 2016

At some point a file or folder might give you this error, when trying to view the Security Properties.


The result is that you can’t delete the respective file or folder Sad smile

Solution :

1. Open the command prompt in elevated mode.

2. Go to the Parent folder, next use this command.

Dir /x


You will see the 8.3 short name of the file or folder.

3. Next you can rename the file or folder using this command, using the short name reference

Rename xxxx yyyyy


4. Now you can delete the file or folder.