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Windows 7: Cant Delete Folders on External Drive

19 Mar 2013   #1
tigpoppa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cant Delete Folders on External Drive

I installed Windows 7 today on my SSD and boot to that drive.
My old hdd also had windows 7 so I kept it around and installed the HD and I can see it in explorer as drive G.
All the folders are there but some of them I cant delete like the windows folder. I took ownership but it still said access denied.

How can I remove these files from the external hard drive? Im not even using that OS, some folders have files I want for now which is why I dont just want to format it.


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19 Mar 2013   #2
marsmimar

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19 Mar 2013   #3
nilank

 

AFAIK, unlocker doesn't work well with Windows 7. Best option would be to boot from a live linux OS like Ubuntu and then delete the files.
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20 Mar 2013   #4
tigpoppa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Thanks!!!

OK so cedrick one that is one file at time and sometimes didnt work so I got rid of that.
File assassin was one folder bad for folders full of files.

Found a freeware program called iobit unlocker i think was the name and it did the trick!!!

thanks guys
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20 Mar 2013   #5
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tigpoppa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Thanks!!!

OK so cedrick one that is one file at time and sometimes didnt work so I got rid of that.
File assassin was one folder bad for folders full of files.

Found a freeware program called iobit unlocker i think was the name and it did the trick!!!

thanks guys
Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Thanks for posting back!
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