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Windows 7: Help removing old Windows & Users folder without breaking anything!

07 Dec 2012   #21

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07 Dec 2012   #22

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Glad you solved it. You could have done it yourself using windows explorer GUI!

My commands only did:
  • take ownership of everything in f:\windows
  • delete all explicit permissions on the files
  • activate inherentence.
Probably most of the files did actually delete on first try(?)
You forgot to populate ownership to files/subfolders(?)
You forgot to populate permissions to files/subfolders(?)

that's why I gave you the cryptic commands.
Ah! Inheritance and populating ownership/permissions is still a bit beyond my understanding but at least I know what I did wrong. Next time I should be able to fix it myself!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why not simply format F?
Hehe, all my hard drives are about 98% full with audio data for work and I'm too broke at the moment to get a new one! You've helped me clear about 30GB so I can keep working until I get myself some more drive space!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
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Already done AddRAM! Thanks again.
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07 Dec 2012   #23

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With populate I mean ... do it for all folders/files.
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