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post #1 of 14
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Hello there.

I am unable to delete/erase any of the old folders that were used on the old OS drive.

I tried deleting under the CMD in the starting disk of Vista. but nope or maybe i don't remember correct command.

Anyway how do i delete
Program files
Program files x86
and Windows ? from my D drive ?
    
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post #2 of 14
It might be that the folder ownership is still linked to the old OS user account. Go to the drive's security settings>advanced setting. Take over ownership (or set to Everyone) of the folders and then you should be able to delete them
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post #3 of 14
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Unable to do that either
    
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post #4 of 14
You should be able to in Safe Mode
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post #5 of 14
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Tried in Safe mode.

Unable to do any rights .
Tried opening the D drive through the my computer , but i was unable , was saying something about application , had to use right click and OPEN.
Tried deleting 120k+ elements 20+ gb , cannot no rights to do it .

Any bootable programs i can use ? like through a pendrive or something
    
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post #6 of 14
How about moving anything you need to keep off the drive to backup and then formatting it?
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post #7 of 14
Download Hiren's Boot CD, burn to a cd, or make a bootable usb drive. On Hiren's Boot CD, is mini XP, boot into mini xp, and you can delete the folders you want. Here is the link, http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
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post #8 of 14
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Tried opening the D drive through the my computer , but i was unable , was saying something about application , had to use right click and OPEN.

Now thats a virus...Changed the shell from Open to Open With linking to the virus/malware script. But it shouldn't affect being able to change drive permissions...

Try setting the Owner to "Everyone", use check names. Tick replace ownership on subcontainers and objects.

Then go to the tab for permissions, edit the permissions for the usergroup "Everyone", to full control.

Just to double check, go to the last tab and search for what permissions "Everyone" has. It should have all boxes ticked after this.

The only reason that wouldn't allow you to delete the folders is if something in your current OS setup is somehow still linked to those folders....
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post #9 of 14
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Oki
10 minutes and i should have that zip file

So how does it work ?
Do i format my USB pendrive and make it bootable? and then i extract everything from the zip onto the bootable USB or only a certain folder?
    
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post #10 of 14
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The OS is the same OS , and he thinks that the Windows on D drive is the folder he is suppose to protect from deletion , at least that's what i think .

No files were ever opened on the reinstalled OS on the D drive.
    
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