I'm having problems deleting an item in Portal for ArcGIS. It is delete protected so I can't delete using the UI. I am unable to change the delete protection because the edit button is also disabled. I used ArcGIS Online Assistant and tried to change the delete protection from there but the change from true to false wouldn't actually take. It just kept reverting back. I tried to find the xml or json file in the item ID folder on the Portal server itself, but I couldn't find the delete protection attribute. I'm hesitant to just outright delete the item ID folder itself because I don't know if the item ID is registered anywhere else (a user's item list for instance). Could anyone instruct me on a thorough way to force delete an item from Portal for ArcGIS?