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Unable to remove folder from Windows\Temp

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    Unable to remove folder from Windows\Temp

    I have HP pavilion G6 laptop running windows 8.1. Found under c:\windows\temp a folder with a very long alphanumeric "name". On opening this appears to be an OS installation i.e. it has the following files included:

    Program Files
    Program Files (x86)
    Program data

    Being in the temp folder I presume can be deleted. However I cannot delete this folder. I get the message that says I require permission from the trusted installer (??) to make changes to this folder.

    How do I delete this folder ??

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  2. #2

    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Download a little program called "Take Control." Once you have it install that right click on the file you want to delete then click on "Take Control." Sometimes files in the Temp Folder just will not allow you to delet it for some reason. Also you could take a look in the tutorial forum here on the eights to see if there is a tutorial that may help answer your question. . .good luck.
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  3. #3

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  4. #4

    Many thanks for your feedback. I've added "take ownership" to the context menu and have successfully removed the erroneous folder in question. Thanks again
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  5. #5

    A tiny step above "Take Ownership" is a newer program called "Grant Admin Full Control".
    I call it "Take Ownership on Steroids".

    GAFC can be downloaded easily from the internet.

    (URL Link, not available here)

    Cheers mates!
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