Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
That's just Windows 7 trying to protect you from yourself. Vista had some of the same prompts, except they were more intrusive. Another possible reason is that you did an upgrade as opposed to a clean install...which can lead to all kinds of permission issues. Have you tried taking ownership of the files first? This is all assuming these files are safe to delete.
Many thanks for your quick reply.
I started out doing an u/g which somehow became a clean install??
The folders contain my old windows system and prog files etc. All were preceeded by the $ sign. Just to make doubly sure I renamed them and left them for a few days to make sure that 7 was not using them.
Yes, I have taken ownership of them and given myself total control to no avail.
At one point I thought about moving
them to a spare hard drive to try to get away from any inheritance issues but I couldn't move
them as it kept saying I needed permission from myself!!! I did actually copy
one file to my spare hard drive and that went over OK. I was them able to delete the copy
which made me suspect inheritance but the original files all show no inheritance.
To repeat - I own them, I have full control and they have no inheritance BUT I still cannot DELETE the b%^$&dy things!!