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Windows 7: Can't delete Vista backups after upgrading to Windows 7

14 Oct 2009   #1

Win7 64-bit
 
 
Can't delete Vista backups after upgrading to Windows 7

I upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit from Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

While in Vista, I had automatic backups to an external drive. I cannot delete these old backups manually, and the Backup and Restore module does not recognize them as backups, so it won't manage them.

How can I delete these old backups. When I try to delete them, I get an "Access denied" error. I can't even open the folder with the name of the computer.

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14 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Try taking ownership of them, then deleting them.
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

~Lordbob
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