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Windows 7: These files say I dont have permission to delete them?

11 Feb 2010   #51
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Go to Computer - properties - advanced system properties - system protection and you can switch off the system restore and previous versions to save space - the folder will remain as it is an integral part of the OS, (I think the last windows OS not to have this functionality was windows ME so it is not a win7 issue), and is as much a part of the OS as the windows folder.


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14 Feb 2010   #52
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Go to Computer - properties - advanced system properties - system protection and you can switch off the system restore and previous versions to save space - the folder will remain as it is an integral part of the OS, (I think the last windows OS not to have this functionality was windows ME so it is not a win7 issue), and is as much a part of the OS as the windows folder.
But what I dont understand is that this is just an external media HDD and they werent on there for the first few months & then just appeared a month or so ago?

Can I relocate them or anything just to get them out of sight & my view?
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14 Feb 2010   #53
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I don't think you can actually relocate them or delete them - you can hide them by choosing to not display operating system files (you still have the option to show ordinary hidden files)
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14 Feb 2010   #54
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've had success several times by using PowerShell then using the ATTRIB command to clear any system, hidden attributes and the deleting the file/folder.

Also you can sometimes delete a folder if you first delete all files in the folder.

Be sure to right-click on Powershell and run in Administrative mode.

Some stubborn files are the result of malware. Here i use MalwareByte's Anti-Malware (go to MalwareBytes.ORG and NOT to malwarebytes.COM), I find Windows Security Essentials to be an excellent AV program. Microsoft's Malicious Software removal tool will remove some of the more common rootkits. I also use, but with great fear and trepidation, ComboFix to remove rootkits. Please, please read their instructions.
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15 Feb 2010   #55
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

To delete those stubborn files I use
Malwarebytes.org FileASSASSIN

Jim
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17 Feb 2010   #56
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
To delete those stubborn files I use
Malwarebytes.org FileASSASSIN

Jim
Ok so should I target those two files or just let it run its course?

What if that doesnt remove it?

I'm running essentials & nothing comes up for malware issues?...

I think I even ran spybot the other day
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17 Feb 2010   #57
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
To delete those stubborn files I use
Malwarebytes.org FileASSASSIN

Jim
Ok so should I target those two files or just let it run its course?

What if that doesnt remove it?

I'm running essentials & nothing comes up for malware issues?...

I think I even ran spybot the other day
It's under the more tools tab, but I think your gonna be sorry if you delete those files.
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17 Feb 2010   #58
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

FileASSASSIN is a special program to unlock and remove individual files. You have to be sure you want to remove the file as removing the wrong or needed file can cause problems. It has a choice also to remove the file on bootup in case it won't remove it in Windows. It was designed to remove malware files but can be used on any file and it does not know or care. It tries to do what you told it so you need to be sure what you want to do.
Here is a snap shot.
These files say I dont have permission to delete them?-file-assassin.png

Brose to the file you want to delete and select the options.

Jim


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18 Feb 2010   #59
Babu R

windows 7
 
 

hi johnnyscience,

This may help u
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