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Windows 7: Force delete of protected system files

15 Jul 2015   #1
talisman

home premium 64bit
 
 
Force delete of protected system files

I am reorganising my software to have only Windows functional files on drive C:/ and all other files on drive D:/.
I cannot delete Program files, Program Files(X86) and similar from drive C:/ because system will not allow access to the files.
Can anyone please advise how to overcome this system limitation.


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15 Jul 2015   #2
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

The easiest way to do it is from a Linux boot disk. I recommend LinuxLiteOS. Suggest you take a disk image backup first.
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16 Jul 2015   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Umm...you should not be trying to delete those folders....You are just going to break things.
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16 Jul 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by talisman View Post
I am reorganising my software to have only Windows functional files on drive C:/ and all other files on drive D:/.
I cannot delete Program files, Program Files(X86) and similar from drive C:/ because system will not allow access to the files.
Can anyone please advise how to overcome this system limitation.
I have a silly question.

Why are you wanting to do such a thing?
I would suggest leaving Windows 7 protected files exactly where Windows 7 put them.
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16 Jul 2015   #5
Emulators

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

windows must know where your new program files folded is located so copy paste wont do good in this case. i have 2 links in case you need to do it for ssd SSD Boost Manager Seamlessly Moves Files and Programs Between Hard Drives and if you just move just cos you want Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7 | Gizmo's Freeware

i hope there will be no trouble for me cos i never read any rules, ppl need help i post solution if i know
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