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Windows 7: Deleting the undeletable

08 Mar 2011   #1
123

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Deleting the undeletable

As I am certain that this topic has been beat to death already I apologize for this, but I have tried everything that I can find to delete my folder. The folder is based from a windows.old folder when I switched from vista to seven, I have renamed to file to something different though.

Here is what I have tried:
-plain right click delete: says I need permission from a user that I had on my last computer that this file is from.
-turn on super admin. repeat process from above and same result.
At this point I'm about to put my fist through my screen.
-Use cmd to delete, tried the methods in these links: Undeletable File - Delete and Windows 7 Help Tips and How-to: Delete Undeletable Files by command line both give some sort of command is not valid (and yes the directory is correct)
-Tried killbox: can't/won't delete the file
-Tried fileassasin: responds with File cannon be deleted or something to that effect.

Any Ideas? I'm am about to chuck my computer through window right now.

Thank you in advance for your help.


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08 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello 123, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you already tried Unlocker to see if it may allow you to delete it?
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08 Mar 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Failing that, you could always try to see if you can delete it from within a live version of Linux, such as Ubuntu. These run from the disk, and don't install to your HDD (unless you explicitly click on the icon on their desktop).
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08 Mar 2011   #4
123

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies

Brink, Unlocker worked perfectly on the folder. Thank you.
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08 Mar 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're most welcome 123. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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