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Windows.old I cant delete it

  1. #21

    Brink I restarted my PC and pressed" Take Ownership" to only the files that are inside the folders . run cmd with admin and still access denied

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  2. #22

    siw2 im still waitng you ;s
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  3. #23

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Kalm97 View Post
    Brink I restarted my PC and pressed" Take Ownership" to only the files that are inside the folders . run cmd with admin and still access denied
    Ok, sorry I was referring to manually changing the ownership and permissions using OPTION THREE below instead of using the "Take Ownership" context menu though.

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

    If that doesn't help, then I hope Simon (siw2) will be able to.
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  4. #24

    done that still cant (((
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  5. #25

    Alex, you can't delete it without wrecking up the operating system. Using different suggestions from this forum, I managed to delete much of it, but then I had to re-install the Consumer Edition. Leave it alone.
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  6. #26

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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    I had no problems getting rid of windows.old using Disk Cleanup on this 64-bit upgrade.

    However, it dumped another folder on my C:\ drive, as it usually does.

    This file, usually easily deleted, refused to leave no matter what.

    So, I downloaded a registry hack called 'Take Ownership', the link is on this site somewhere but I can't recall where.

    It puts a 'Take Ownership' option into the right-click menu.

    Two clicks, the unwanted folder was toast!

    **Edit: - Here's a link to the tutorial....Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Hope this helps you.
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  7. #27

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I believe he tried that already.

    There are some unusual permission issues with win8 - most users won't notice.
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  8. #28

    should I reinstall the windows 8?
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  9. #29

    After I wrecked everything up trying to delete windows.old, I re-installed, and it works fine.
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  10. #30

    done it took ownership , runned cmd as admin now I cant delete any file
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