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Windows 7: deleting folders

17 Mar 2010   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Open an elevated command prompt and type the following in order; I am going to assume the directory name is Windows.old.000 from the above postings. Please change the name as needed.

Note: This will delete the folder and there is NO quick recovery if you type the wrong directory name in, so please be extremely careful. Create a restore point if you want to have a backup.

takeown /F Windows.old.000 /R /A
attrib -r -s -h Windows.old.000\*.* /s /d
rd Windows.old.000 /s /q
Worked! Thanks so much. Command prompts make me miss the days of DOS!

Alternatively, if you are looking for a GUI based item to delete folders and files that won't go away, try Unlocker.

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