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Windows 7: Random folder cant delete

17 Mar 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Random folder cant delete

I just noticed i randomly had 10 GB less free space on my drive.

its in C:\users\me\appdata\local\temp\rt_mount

and that folder seems to be a windows installation. It has like 60000 files and takes up 10 GB. When i try to delete it it says i need permission and it wont let me. I tried taking ownership but it wont let me. any ideas?


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17 Mar 2010   #2
brady

 

well it's in a hidden folder by default that is ALWAYS in use by the "system" account.
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17 Mar 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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17 Mar 2010   #4
brady

 

What do you use "RT7Lite" for? Try uninstalling it, then removing it.
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17 Mar 2010   #5
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

I used RT7Lite once to make an unattended install.

I uninstalled it and now how do i delete it?
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17 Mar 2010   #6
brady

 

I would try grabbing ownership of the file like suggested above then deleting it through command prompt
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17 Mar 2010   #7
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you are sure you want to delete the files/folder then maybe you could try this

DelinvFile - Utility for Deleting Invalid Files and Folders
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17 Mar 2010   #8
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

its got malware in it.
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17 Mar 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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17 Mar 2010   #10
brady

 

Have you tried deleting it through command prompt?


C:\Users\Your Name>rmdir /?
Removes (deletes) a directory.

RMDIR [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path
RD [/S] [/Q] [drive:]path

/S Removes all directories and files in the specified directory
in addition to the directory itself. Used to remove a directory
tree.

/Q Quiet mode, do not ask if ok to remove a directory tree with /S
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