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Windows 7: Can't delete old folders

28 Jun 2012   #1
pcawtheray

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Can't delete old folders

I recently changed my OS to Windows 8 to see what all the fuss was about.
I have returned to 7 but the Folders that 8 created can't be deleted.

When pressing the delete function it appears to be recycling the folder as requested.
After a few minutes it gives up a box that states "You'll need to provide Administrator permission to delete Folder" The options are Cancel & Skip, or Continue.
On pressing continue it continues to run for a couple of minutes before another pop up box appears stating "Need permission from philip-PC/admin to make changes.
This is me! There are no other users on my PC.

I have two of these files and they are taking up approx 20Gb which I could really use for better things.
Is there anyone who could help?

Thank you


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28 Jun 2012   #2
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28 Jun 2012   #3
pcawtheray

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You are a Star. Thank you very much
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28 Jun 2012   #4
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Not a star, but a Nebula ! Lol !

You are welcome
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