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Windows 7: Cant delete files

02 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 
Cant delete files

I restored my windows and restored my backup files from an external hard drive. Now i have two program files folder when clicking on c drive. I dont have permission to delete the useless program files folder. I have tried to change the ownership of the file but still wont let me delete. any suggestions?

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02 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barreloffun View Post
I restored my windows and restored my backup files from an external hard drive. Now i have two program files folder when clicking on c drive. I dont have permission to delete the useless program files folder. I have tried to change the ownership of the file but still wont let me delete. any suggestions?
Whats the name of the folders you wish to delete?

Ken
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02 Apr 2010   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Barreloffun,

Did you uninstall the program that they belong to first through Programs and Features in the Control Panel?
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02 Apr 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You may want to use this, regarded by most and the best way to uninstall.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs, Solve uninstall problems

You can then try ccleaner to remove any remnants.

http://www.ccleaner.com/

But as Brink suggested, the programs must be removed, first.
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03 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 

the file name is program files. when i restored from my backup my comp made a my main program files into program files(x86) and the one from the restore into program files. Im sending a pic so u can see. Now ive downloaded from cnet both Revo and CCleaner. neither of the programs worked from the problem. any other suggestion?


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03 Apr 2010   #6

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That file is needed and should not be removed. Both the program file and X86 file are

required. The program file contains information needed for 64 bit. Any 32 bit applications, such

as IE 8, (32 bit), are contained in the X86 file. I have both files on my computer.

Below is another thread about the x86 file, giving some additional information.
Program files/Program files(x86) HELP

Probably, only the first page will be of interest.

Please post if you have any other questions or concerns.
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08 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 

Thanx rich, You have been really helpful.
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08 Apr 2010   #8

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TY for the comment, I am happy that you found the solution.
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