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Windows 7: Deleting protected folders/files

16 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Deleting protected folders/files


Recently I had a major system crash of pretty much unknown origin, anyway I had to reinstall my Windows 7. I've got two hdd's and being afraid the one I used for system is somehow corrupted I first installed Win 7 on the other drive. Then I decided to install it on the first drive. Now all is fine but I just wish to delete windows files from the other hdd and there is literally no way of doing it
I tried:
- changed owner permission to my user name for all actions
- deleting via command line
- deleting in safe mode

I can't unselect read-only as it says: "you will need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes", I select continue and get "An error occurred applying attributes to the file xxx" Access is denied.

When I simply want to delete it I get: "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from (MY USER NAME) to make changes to this folder".

It is liked Windows wants permission from the same user which is logged in. Anyway, I don't have any other user accounts!

Please help!

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16 May 2011   #2

Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 [x64]

Have you tried formatting the corrupted drive?
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16 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Well, thank you but I have quite a lot of data there
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17 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

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