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Windows 7: Deleting folders in Win 7 64-bit

12 May 2012   #1
Gib Robinson

WINDOWS 7 64-bit
 
 
Deleting folders in Win 7 64-bit

When I try to delete folders moved from an earlier computer, I sometimes get a message saying I need permission from a user (e.g.) S-1-5-21-2525366777-830484531-1026876974. I assume this user is me on the previous computer. How can I delete the folder.

I would also like to know how to delete system information folders when they are on a backup disk and have no relation to that disk's system information.

thanks,

--Gib


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12 May 2012   #2
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Gib and welcome to Seven Forums. You need to take ownership of the folder. This tutorial is for Vista but it should be the same. Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums. Option 2 is the simplest.
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12 May 2012   #3
Arc

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Welcome aboard, Gib.

If you delete the subfolders first in the folders you are trying to delete, you might me able to deleto those without any trouble.
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12 May 2012   #4
Gib Robinson

WINDOWS 7 64-bit
 
 

I had already deleted all the contents of the folder and still couldn't delete it, but the "take ownership.reg" file did the trick.

Thanks,

--Gib
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13 May 2012   #5
kado897

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You are welcome Gib.
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