Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg
I don't think there is anything you can do to get rid of them besides a format. I've had something like that for over a year on one of my disks that is 400 GB full and I have no place to move the stuff temp away to fix it. I tried a little looking for ways, like software or commands, but nothing deleted the files.
If you are absolutely sure you want to get rid of them there are a couple of ways.
1-boot from a dos cd and delete them *.* even if they are -h,-s,-x (hidden,system files, and read only) DOS doesn't know that.
2- some apps (Im gonna use one called treesize) are able to delete anything. I have deleted winsxs files from within windows.
3- if your dual booting delete them from the other partition. This doesn't always work
Hope it helps some.