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Windows 7: Deleting protected folders

20 May 2012   #1
omaigadlol

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 
Deleting protected folders

I have some folders "protected" by TrustedInstaller (Win7 Ultimate x64). I can't seem to set the permissions in any way that will allow me to delete the damn folders.

I remember having found a tool that would delete any file/folder under XP years ago, does such a thing exist for Win7?


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20 May 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Generally if a folder has such protections, it is needed. BUT, if you are sure they can be safely deleted. Try Unlocker, or Lock Hunter. You have tried to take ownership I assume by your 1st post?

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20 May 2012   #3
omaigadlol

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, Unlocker worked!
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20 May 2012   #4
A Guy

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Glad you got it sorted

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