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Windows 7: Deleting Hundreds of .PNG files

01 Feb 2013   #1
Ru Ko

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Deleting Hundreds of .PNG files

I have literally many hundreds of .png files that serve no apparent function other than clutter. When I try to delete them the message is, "You require permission from "TrustedInstaller" to make changes to this file". "Unlocker" can delete these files but only one at a time. Is there software out there that can delete a bunch at a time?


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01 Feb 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Where are these files located on your hard drive?

You can carefully take ownership and then delete them normally.
Take Ownership Shortcut
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01 Feb 2013   #3
Ru Ko

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Deleting Hundreds of .PNG files

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Where are these files located on your hard drive?

You can carefully take ownership and then delete them normally.
Take Ownership Shortcut
They are mostly here: c:\windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-gadgets-weather..........bunch of numbers.

Taking ownership sounds good if many files can be deleted at once. Further searching for these things reveals I have more than a thousand of them on my drive.

Thanks
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01 Feb 2013   #4
Bongo

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How big is that folder, mine is 1.72 mb? Not very big at all.

You should not delete anything from winsxs folder.

Jerry
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02 Feb 2013   #5
Ru Ko

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks. I Googled sxs (side by side). Best left alone. I have two sxs folders at 8.84 GB and 6.15 GB. Humungus! Total of 90,000 files.
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02 Feb 2013   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ru Ko View Post
...Best left alone....
:-)
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02 Feb 2013   #7
Bongo

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You're welcome, good idea to leave them alone.
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