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Windows 7: How can I remove debris folders

08 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
How can I remove debris folders

I am unable to remove folders left as debris from a custom reinstallation of 32-bit Windows 7 (Home Premium.). I reinstalled the system because the regular upgrade installation from Vista had left me with a corrupted Administrator account (Among other symptoms, the corrupted account could not manage other accounts.) The reinstallation corrected the basic problem.

After the reinstallation I deleted as much of the Windows.Old folder (byproduct of the reinstallation) as I could. I am left with the following debris: "C:\windows.old\users\lamartin\documents\presentations\". The presentations folder is empty. I am unable to remove it.

The folder is not shared. I have set permissions for all users (including "Authenticated Users", "SYSTEM", "LOCAL SERVICE", "NETWORK SERVICE", "FredLamartin", "Admonistrators", and "Users") up to Full Control. Nonetheless, the folder cannot be deleted due to lack of permission.

I believe I could remove all of the debris if I could delete the folder at the bottom of the pile. Anyone have any suggestion?

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08 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Try using this utility to remove that stubburn file.
DelinvFile - Utility for Deleting Invalid Files and Folders
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08 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 finally!

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08 Jan 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Follow the instructions from our tutorial again (as given in above post)

Then use this

CCleaner - Home
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08 Jan 2010   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600

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