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Windows 7: VC_Red folder, files within

11 Oct 2010   #11
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Oh ok, then yeah it's something left over from the install of somehting on the machine (May have been done "at the factory").


Unfortuately the file may have been placed there by the installer and has permissions set for hte installer only. You can try to "Take Ownership" of the file and delete it that way. You can do it by hand from the properties dialog from right clicking the file if you know how or you can DL and install the "Take Ownership" shortcut (Search this forum for "take ownership".

Definately do not use that command willy nilly though


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11 Oct 2010   #12
river

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

right click menu only has "copy" and "extract"
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11 Oct 2010   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do you have access to a live bootable version of Linux, such as Ubuntu? If so, boot up into that and then delete the file(s). This method can often work when others fail.
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11 Oct 2010   #14
river

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

have used ubuntu in the past, but really don't want to install just to get rid of some files that this system, for some reason(?) doesn't want me to get rid. of would rather like to understand the "whys" and "whatfors" first.

thanxz anyway
river
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11 Oct 2010   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You don't actually install Ubuntu, rather you run it live. It resides solely in RAM, and makes no changes to your HDD/SDD. However, you can access your drives and can create/delete/modify files on them if you so wish.
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11 Oct 2010   #16
river

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

understand, and thanxz, might end up doing that, but want to find out about these files first.
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11 Oct 2010   #17
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Did you try "taking ownership"?
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11 Oct 2010   #18
river

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

just took ownership, and cut and pasted to temp folder, ready for reboot, keeping fingers crossed, and ready for one to shoot up in the air if it screws something up !
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11 Oct 2010   #19
river

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

i'm back, no smoke, no grinding noises, no explosions, so all is right with the world(?)

question: the take ownership that i just did is for the "vc_red" cab only, correct? and is there any reason to go back in to permissions and change that back?

thanxz for pointing me in that direction. guess i'll leave them in temp for a few days and then delete them.

river
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11 Oct 2010   #20
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah basically you changed the permisions for that one file to give you full control. And no you shouldn't have to put the permissions back. 99% sure that it was just a temp file left over by some installer.

It is something you can do "manually" by navigating through the security menus under the properties for the file, but it's WAY quicker to just use the Take Ownership short cut.

More than likely the file "belonged" to the windows installer process so as-is you were not able to delete it.
It should never really be needed by 99% of all users but then there are issues like this where an installer crashed during install or someone turned of the machine and the installer left it's "personal" temp files lying around and you have to whip out a little admin tool to take control of the situation
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