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Windows 7: Can't delete folders,,,,,

21 Jun 2011   #11
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I've had personal experience of using PuppyLinux to remove those "stubborn stains". Even from within the Sytem32 folder which, I thought, may have given me trouble.


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22 Jun 2011   #12
wilywombat

win7
 
 

I still think you should give either unlocker or Malwarebytes : Remove any locked file with FileASSASSIN made by the same people that give us Malwarebytes Anti-malware..
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22 Jun 2011   #13
JLOB

Ultimate-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
My Linux expert friend, said that NTFS support has only been added in the last 2-3 years.

I don't know anything about Knoppix Live GNU/Linux.
Maybe the CD version doesn't have NTFS support in its default configuration.

I've never had the Ubuntu Live CD (9.04 or later) baulk at deleting Windows folders/files.

Another strange mystery.

The Ubuntu 11.04 CD (64it) doesn't even SEE the folders I want to delete. I must be missing something else here. Thanks for the input.

J.
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22 Jun 2011   #14
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Can you post a jpg snippet of the full properties of the folders in question, just in case?
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22 Jun 2011   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Have you tried Safe Mode?
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22 Jun 2011   #16
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
That is really interesting

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JLOB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
My Linux expert friend, said that NTFS support has only been added in the last 2-3 years.

I don't know anything about Knoppix Live GNU/Linux.
Maybe the CD version doesn't have NTFS support in its default configuration.

I've never had the Ubuntu Live CD (9.04 or later) baulk at deleting Windows folders/files.

Another strange mystery.

The Ubuntu 11.04 CD (64it) doesn't even SEE the folders I want to delete. I must be missing something else here. Thanks for the input.

J.
Maybe the folders only exist when Windows is running (i.e. they are created by something when your machine boots up and are deleted when you shutdown).
Malware?

If you can be bothered you could try this, create a text file in the folder and then see if you can see it with your Live CD.
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