Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
...make sure the "read only" box remains unchecked too. That will prevent deletiing them if that remains checked off...
Read only does not prevent a file from being deleted.
For folders it will. It depends on what folders there too. Windows protected or simply from a old software installation. You'll find this even more true when needing to delete all of the sub folders before you can remove the Windows.old folder entirely at times. Some of the subs may end up being read only and have to be taken care of first there.
Glad to hear you have that solved. Gw2 Even while those were on a separate drive from a previous version they were still being seen as protected. Once you booted live you bypassed the Windows restrictions.
The alternative if no other files were present and you wanted to clean up the drive would be to reformat D entirely simply to insure the complete removal of the past XP install there. Something else to point you to here for future reference is the "Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista
It's a free registry mod for add the option and works quite well for many hard to remove files and folders at times. Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek