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Windows 7: Help with deleting files

27 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help with deleting files

Hello all,

I installed windows 7 ultimate yesterday, and from my external HD copied my music and a few other files from my XP OS. However, do to my EHD being crap, it copied an older version of everything, essentially being a waste of about 25GB of space. Therefore i was trying to delete this folder of the the C:, file is just named "My Backup -- 24-03-07 1309". When i try to delete it, it asks for permission and i hit continue, it goes for about a minute, then says that you need permission to alter this file, and has options for try again and cancel.

I changed the settings for the file so that all users have full access to it, yet it will still not let me delete the file.

sorry if this is a repost, but i did not see it anywhere.

Thanks in advance


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27 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of the permissions dialog for the file(s) you are wnating to delete?
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27 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sure thing,

Name:  Capture.PNG
Views: 7
Size:  40.8 KB
the settings are the same for all accounts at the top...

after hitting delete, you of course get this...
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Views: 3
Size:  38.3 KB

then about 1-2 minutes later this...
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Views: 4
Size:  42.4 KB


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27 Oct 2009   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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27 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yup, that did it.

Thanks for the Help!
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27 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Calidoc View Post
Yup, that did it.

Thanks for the Help!
I am glad that seekermeister's method was able to help you
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