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I have OS folders on my second hard drive and I should not

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    I have OS folders on my second hard drive and I should not


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    As you can see in this picture, I have various Windows 8 folders on my secondary hard drive: Program Files, Program Files x86, etc.

    I do not want them there and I do not know why they are there. Any ideas? Maybe I selected a backup option? These folders may be left over from Windows 7?

    Also, I can't delete them. I don't have the permission of Trusted Installer.
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    Thanks!
    Last edited by dadoprso; 31 Mar 2013 at 12:38. Reason: Spell Check

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    If they are really from previous OS (Win 7). Right click on the folder and click on "Take Ownership" and if you don't see this option, then download from here: Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    If they are really from previous OS (Win 7). Right click on the folder and click on "Take Ownership" and if you don't see this option, then download from here: Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
    Perfect! Thank you very much!
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    You're Welcome
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I have OS folders on my second hard drive and I should not
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