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Unable to Delete a Folder.

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    Unable to Delete a Folder.

    Hi guys, We have an older server 2003 with all sorts of account permissions on it, that also controlled the profile of this PC I'm currently sitting it. I then reinstalled Windows 8 to this PC creating a new profile independent of the server, and as a workgroup network connection. However, Windows 8 also reinstalled user folders from the previous profile that I soimplly can't delete. So I've atken some scrrenshots and posted them here to see if someone might be able to help me get rid of them. It seems a previous account profile created and still controls the permission of these folders and I simply can't find or owrk out how to delete them. Many thanks all.
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Two options:
    1. Download PendMoves and MoveFile . There are 2 programs: movefile and pendmove
      Open the admin command prompt and run movefile /? so that you'll know the systax on how to use it.
      NOTE: usage: movefile [source] [dest]
      Specifying an empty destination ("") deletes the source at boot.

    2. If the above does not work then download: Slacko Puppy Linux release . Put it in a USB and boot up. On the bottom left corner you'll see all the drives in your PC. Browse thru them and find what you want to delete.
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    Thanks topgun. Will try those over the weekend. Cheers.
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