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06 Oct 2009   #1
lmsasu

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Update

Hi all,

I have installed Windows 7 Professional x86 on a Toshiba Tecra laptop. I started to install the Windows updates, everything went fine, but there are three folders made on the C:\ partition, with strange names like 2d969cde1b9d6621ae626318ce13.

AFAIK, these folders contain files needed during the update process. However, after rebooting the computer they remain and cannot be deleted, even in Safe Mode. They are assigned to the System account and the administrator account cannot get full control over them to be able to remove them. What can I do?

Thanks,
Lucian


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06 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Is there any particular reason that you want to delete them??
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06 Oct 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lmsasu View Post
They are assigned to the System account and the administrator account cannot get full control over them to be able to remove them. What can I do?
Did you try taking ownership first? And by "administrator account" do you mean the real Administrator account or ones that are hindered by UAC?
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06 Oct 2009   #4
Perrybucsdad

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86
 
 

If they really bother you seeing there there, make them hidden. Personally, I just leave them alone.
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07 Oct 2009   #5
lmsasu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Is there any particular reason that you want to delete them??
Yes, their names look ugly :). Well, although they aren't large (about 1.3 MB), their place is not there... I don't like to have a lot of folders in the root directory, especially on the boot partition.
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07 Oct 2009   #6
lmsasu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lmsasu View Post
They are assigned to the System account and the administrator account cannot get full control over them to be able to remove them. What can I do?
Did you try taking ownership first? And by "administrator account" do you mean the real Administrator account or ones that are hindered by UAC?
I tried, but no luck. The UAC si disabled on my computer, so this is a real administrator account.
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07 Oct 2009   #7
lmsasu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
If they really bother you seeing there there, make them hidden. Personally, I just leave them alone.
Thanks, this is a good step... until I find out how to delete them.,
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