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Windows 7: Endless, Infinite, Never Ending folder... How to delete?!

28 Apr 2011   #41
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have a look at this Tutorial. I hope it helps.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Regards
JohnnyA


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28 Apr 2011   #42
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

What's all this about a qulifying previous version of Windows?
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28 Apr 2011   #43
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It simply means that you should have had a paid Windows Licence before. You apparently had because you had Vista installed before you purchased the Win 7 upgrade.
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28 Apr 2011   #44
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ah... I see. I'll give it a go tomorrow as I have the day off for the Royal Wedding.
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28 Apr 2011   #45
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you checked the folders to see what's there? If you've no further use for the Windows.old folder you can get rid of it. Useful information below.

How do I remove the Windows.old folder?
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28 Apr 2011   #46
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I pointed out in post #21 that this doesn't work. The disk cleanup application crashes. Endless, Infinite, Never Ending folder... How to delete?!
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28 Apr 2011   #47
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
You are someone else has fooled with permissions on the C:\ (System) drive to gain access to files and folders Microsoft does not want you to have access to. You or they have somehow killed all or some of the Junction points (Killed for the lack of a better term) making them into real folders, instead of virtual folders, and has cause a endless loop.

You may notice your hard drive filling up because of the endless loop recreating file and folders endlessly.

Have you ever heard of the phrase "Don't fool with mother nature"? Well there should be a big sign on the Win 7 system drive "Don't fool with permissions on the System drive, you'll be sorry".
You've made this sound like Microsoft is holding something hostage. The folders in question are not real folders. They are junction points to locations on the hard drive. The user CAN access everything in these locations, without changing any permissions.

You are correct that this is the cause of the problem, but the explanation is a bit shaky.
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28 Apr 2011   #48
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noisyscanner View Post
I don't have a Windows 7 Install disk! Just a Toshiba upgrade disk. I popped that in and re-installed Windows 7 but all it did was wipe my programs and files and backup all my other stuff to Windows.old.000. Windows.old is still there!
You can do a clean install with the upgrade disk. Choose to format the drive before installing.
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28 Apr 2011   #49
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

To the OP. Use a utility boot disk (Hiren, Ultimate, etc.) to boot the computer and delete the folder. Even a bootable disk with Linux will work. This isn't difficult, and it's been going on too long!
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28 Apr 2011   #50
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

@Macgyvr - I tried Linux and it didn't work. I haven't tried the others, though. I might do the "format disk" option on my upgrade disk. I didn't see it there but I miss things...
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