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Windows 7: Hi what is this folder in c drive ?? anyone else have it

19 Oct 2011   #11
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

As long as you don't empty your Recycle Bin, they should be safe to delete. But I have a shortcut on my desktop to Restore Point, and I always make a Restore Point before I do anything I'm not sure of.


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19 Oct 2011   #12
ohsocute69

 
 

ok thanks for so many replies, also unable to access any folders what so ever ,

and also when i try to delete this is the result ,
see in picture thanks


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19 Oct 2011   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Ok this is a permissions issue ....

as a user with administrator rights

for each folder in turn

right click and select properties then the Security tab
click on advanced then the ownership tab
use the tab to change the ownership to your user name and OK back to the security tab
on the permissions area add your username to the list and give yourself full control, OK out of properties

you should now be able to work with the folders
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19 Oct 2011   #14
ohsocute69

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Ok this is a permissions issue ....

as a user with administrator rights

for each folder in turn

right click and select properties then the Security tab
click on advanced then the ownership tab
use the tab to change the ownership to your user name and OK back to the security tab
on the permissions area add your username to the list and give yourself full control, OK out of properties

you should now be able to work with the folders
i thought i was admin anyway im lost , now ,
this is what i have done but still unable to delete


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19 Oct 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

This will do it for you. Take Ownership Shortcut
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20 Oct 2011   #16
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I understood, some time ago, that these files were installation references, and were (sometimes) used for uninstall purposes.
But, to the point, Have you (ekfsksk and the op) ever redirected any folders? They should normally reside in the hidden folder, C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\
But this is also a d**mn nuisance, as they appear to stay there for ever, although they do no harm. Ccleaner or Disk Cleanup leave them untouched. I run as the "Global" administrator, and, maybe because of this, have no difficulty deleteing them in my weekly maintenance. So far (several years) I have had no problems afterwards, with deleting or reinstalling programs on my OS.
fwiw. I think, if you click them, you will find they are empty.
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20 Oct 2011   #17
donalbebek

Win (95,98,ME,)XP and now Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

1. Sometimes application/update installation leave garbage on 'temporary' directory/disk.
From the image, we can see it was 'protected'/secured directory.
2. Agree with Barman58 that better move them to some temporary directory in other drive
(and compressed if they were big enough) just for safely reason. Perform it as Admin
role/user. If in days/weeks there is no problem, later we can delete it.
3. If move/delete in normal mode could not performed, do it on Safe Mode.
4. In case none of the above idea work, try a third party tool called Unlocker.
Unlocker can be download from here (or googling first for sure):

http://ccollomb.********/unlocker/

Reboot when you are finished to be sure the annoying folders are really gone.

Hope this info useful.

Wassalam,

Irwan.K
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20 Oct 2011   #18
donalbebek

Win (95,98,ME,)XP and now Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

"..
2. Agree with Barman58 that better move them to some temporary directory in other drive
(and compressed if they were big enough) just for safely reason. Perform it as Admin
role/user. If in days/weeks there is no problem, later we can delete it.
.."

Sorry, I mean move or copy those directory for safety reason.

@seavicen32 & @barman58, I was laughing read your comment regarding delete DOS and icons on Win3.1.
Really funny to hear that today (not at the time)..
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20 Oct 2011   #19
ohsocute69

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
This will do it for you. Take Ownership Shortcut
aha worked a treat thanks so much
i can controll all hahaha
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20 Oct 2011   #20
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

"@seavicen32 & @barman58, I was laughing read your comment regarding delete DOS and icons on Win3.1.
Really funny to hear that today (not at the time).. "

donalbebek, it makes me smile still, but it was the boss's fault really. He just plonked these monitors and keyboards in front of us and told us to get on with it.

After my "housekeeping" exercise, IT trainers were brought in pronto!
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