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Windows 7: Is-it possible to delete files in WinSxS\Temp

05 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Is-it possible to delete files in WinSxS\Temp

Hello,

I have a lot of files in the folder :
C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\

Is-it possible to delete files in
C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingRenames ?

thanks !


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15 Jun 2010   #2

Win 7
 
 

to delete files in Winsxs try this:

Quote:
To take ownership of the folder, right-click it, select Properties > Security Tab > Advanced at the bottom > Owner Tab > Edit > Highlight your username and put a tick in ‘Replace owner on sub containers…’ and Apply > OK. You will only have the ‘Replace owner on subcontainers…’ box for folders not files. Click Yes when you receive the Security pop-up window then click OK to the Close/Reopen message.

Now go back to the Properties > Security Tab. Click Edit > Add. Type in your User Account Name in the box under Enter the objects name to select. Click on Check Names > OK. Click on your User Account Name to highlight it. Check the box for Full Control > Apply and OK etc.
but it is your responsibility what you remove in Winsxs.
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25 Oct 2012   #3
PJC

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

But is it safe to delete files in the PendingRenames folder? Mine has quite a few files with the extension .cdf-ms which I suspect are safe to delete, but can someone please confirm? My PC is running perfectly. Many thanks.
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