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Windows 7: Nothing on my C: Drive will delete

08 Oct 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In your system specs (I don't know) isn't enough.
Not knowing something is fine. Members here can and will with your help how to know things.

Use this tutorial by Brink to display your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs

If you want to know more about your hardware this little free program by Speccy is a great thing.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

If you do the above you and the members will know.
This will help us help you.

Just a little note.
You are getting into things like formatting, deleting things, moving things that some basic knowledge is needed. Things like recovery of lost things is another deep subject that jumanji is quite good at.
All the above mentioned are not a starting place for learning the computer and operating system.
So bear with us and are many questions. We need to know information so we can do our best to guide you.

Jack.


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08 Oct 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also remember the OS Victoria from another member. It was as puzzling then as it is now.
Hopefully with BPC help we can get the needed information.
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08 Oct 2016   #13
BPC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi BPC,
Sounds like the recovery media you used has changed the permission.
Are the files/folders all personnel, (some MS core files/folders cannot be removed).
What type of files are they.

The hammer approach which i DO NOT advocate unless you know what your doing.
Program files select xxxx > expand >> delete the files within the folders from the Bottom up.
Even then it might not delete them.

Roy
Thanks Roy, I don't know what personnel files means. They are just random files, such as media files, doc files, etc.
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08 Oct 2016   #14
BPC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Where, in what directory, on C are the files you wish to delete? If all else fails, you can boot a usb or dvd Puppy Linux, use its file manager to delete those pesky files. I assume you have already tried Safe Mode?
Hi Roland, I don't know what you mean by what directory, sorry. I'm not very tech savvy when it gets past the basics! I tried safe mode, then tried chkdsk /f because some of the files looked like they were deleting, but didn't disappear and when I tried to delete them again, they said couldn't find location. So, that didn't work.
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08 Oct 2016   #15
BPC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Hi BPC,

I have a few questions but not related to your problem - which honestly I can't digest or understand ( the problem) and just puzzled how such a thing can happen unless you had meddled with permissions. So I am curiously following this thread.

The off-topic questions:

You say you own the computer but you don't know who is the manufacturer/model number(as per your system specs). Is that even possible?

And you mention the OS as Victoria. Don't you even know which operating system is in use in your system and specify it correctly?

If I remember correct, there was another OP here sometime back who mentioned his OS as Victoria. Are you the same person in a new avatar? ( I don't remember which and on what topic that thread was, but clearly remember OS Victoria mentioned in it. )
Hi! I bought this computer from a company on ebay and it wasn't a well known brand - I think it's kind of like having a 'no-name brand' computer. I don't know about operating system. Do you mean windows 7? I'm not an IT person. No I'm not a new avatar. I'm brand new to computer forums.
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09 Oct 2016   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Media files and doc files are examples of personal files.

"Directory" is another word for "folder". Files reside in folders or directories.

Windows 7 is an operating system.
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09 Oct 2016   #17
BPC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Media files and doc files are examples of personal files.

"Directory" is another word for "folder". Files reside in folders or directories.

Windows 7 is an operating system.
OK great thanks
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09 Oct 2016   #18
BPC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
In your system specs (I don't know) isn't enough.
Not knowing something is fine. Members here can and will with your help how to know things.

Use this tutorial by Brink to display your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs

If you want to know more about your hardware this little free program by Speccy is a great thing.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

If you do the above you and the members will know.
This will help us help you.

Just a little note.
You are getting into things like formatting, deleting things, moving things that some basic knowledge is needed. Things like recovery of lost things is another deep subject that jumanji is quite good at.
All the above mentioned are not a starting place for learning the computer and operating system.
So bear with us and are many questions. We need to know information so we can do our best to guide you.

Jack.
Hi Jack, I couldn't download your files, as C drive is full and won't let me download anything! I did, however, track down some help via Google to fill in some more details. I hope that's what you needed. I totally understand and am very grateful for anyone's help!
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09 Oct 2016   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Is there ANYTHING currently on your C drive that you want to keep? Personal files, Windows, anything at all?

In your first post, you implied that you had more than one drive. Do you know if these are separate drives? Or do you have just one drive that happens to have more than 1 partition, each of which appears to be "a drive"?
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09 Oct 2016   #20
BPC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Is there ANYTHING currently on your C drive that you want to keep? Personal files, Windows, anything at all?

In your first post, you implied that you had more than one drive. Do you know if these are separate drives? Or do you have just one drive that happens to have more than 1 partition, each of which appears to be "a drive"?
Hi I don't want to keep anything at all on the C drive. I have C and Drive internally and an external drive also.
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