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Windows 7: Can't delete folders


26 Jan 2010   #1

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Can't delete folders

i got some folders on my drive that i didn't put there and when i go to try to delete them it says i need permission from an account that doesn't even exist on my computer i tried to give myself full control rights but it tells me it can't do it and these folders have weird names like 0b22434740a8c5a86c9af48a there is 8 of these folders i would appreciate any help you can give


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26 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anqnbldnfn81 View Post
i got some folders on my drive that i didn't put there and when i go to try to delete them it says i need permission from an account that doesn't even exist on my computer i tried to give myself full control rights but it tells me it can't do it and these folders have weird names like 0b22434740a8c5a86c9af48a there is 8 of these folders i would appreciate any help you can give
I suspect these are folders that were created when you installed applications. If that is the case the owner should be "trusted installer" You can either
take ownership. instructions here Take Ownership Shortcut

or
add yourself to the trusted installer group.

Let us know if you need help with this

Ken J+
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27 Jan 2010   #3

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you the man thank you kindly sir appreciate it
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