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Windows 7: Windows 7 Update with thrash folders

29 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 Update with thrash folders

Hi all,

I have installed Windows 7 32 bit. It started to perform windows updates; I didn't allow it to install all its updates, as it took a lot of time. When the computer was restarted, I noticed some folders like c:\2d969cde1b9d6621ae626318ce13 and other strange names. They cannot be deleted anymore, although the UAC is disabled. In properties page for those folders my account is with write rights enabled, and also the account "SYSTEM". I tried to delete them from the MSDOS console - no luck; I have stopped the windows update service, still no luck. What shoul I do to delete these folders?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7, Ubuntu, Windows XP, CentOS

Dear Lucian,

You can try this:
- open a console (by entering cmd command in the search programs and files field)

- type takeown /f c:\2d969cde1b9d6621ae626318ce13
- type cacls c:\2d969cde1b9d6621ae626318ce13 /G yourusername:F

After this you can delete the file or directory.

If this fails, try in Safe Mode.

Kindest regards,

Marcel -
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

Thanks Marcel,

worked almost as you told, with a few parameters added in the command lines: appended "/R" for takeown and "/T" for cacls, i.e.:

takeown /f c:\2d969cde1b9d6621ae626318ce13 /R
cacls c:\2d969cde1b9d6621ae626318ce13 /G lucian:F /T

Thanks a lot.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7, Ubuntu, Windows XP, CentOS

Thanks for the feedback.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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