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Windows 7: Cannot delete locked folders from previous installation with full own

09 Mar 2012   #1
sccservice

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Cannot delete locked folders from previous installation with full own

An attempt to update to the Windows 8 preview orphaned a "windows" folder and I cannot get rid of it. I have ownership and full permissions for the folder and all children. There are no corruptions in the file system and I am at a loss! I have tried all NTFS permissions, unlocker, etc. PLEASE HELP!


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09 Mar 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello sccservice,

Do you mean the C:\Windows.old folder??

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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09 Mar 2012   #3
sccservice

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
not the windows.old folder

it is actually named c:\$WINDOWS.~BT and it will not go away, it has 8GB of windows 8 preview files in it.
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09 Mar 2012   #4
sccservice

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Thanks Brink

The cleanup of system files worked... you da man... I learned something new today when I thought I knew it all LOL
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09 Mar 2012   #5
sccservice

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Brink is da man.. thanks
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09 Mar 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

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