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Windows 7: Folder - Delete from Command Prompt

24 Nov 2011   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Fishcad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What folders are you trying to delete?

Have you tried to do this in a command prompt at boot instead of from within Windows 7?

If this is for the Windows.old folder, then this tutorial below may be more helpful.

Windows.old Folder - Delete


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24 Nov 2011   #21
fishcad

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

5 of those folders with the really long names that are left from Windows update. I have not been able to get directly to the command prompt from boot. How do you do that?
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24 Nov 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The tutorial link in my post above can help show you how to.

If that fails to delete the folder, then you might see if you may be able to using the free program Unlocker.
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25 Nov 2011   #23
fishcad

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Thanks

I had to go to Option Three to get it done but it worked. I had previously tried Unlocker which I've used on another computer but it didn't do anything.
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25 Nov 2011   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I'm happy to hear that you were able to get it deleted.
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07 Mar 2012   #25
mytouchoftech

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Thanks for this! I had created a symbolic link that only the command line could successfully delete.
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07 Mar 2012   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome mytouchoftech, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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09 Feb 2013   #27
BiggestT4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Deleting using Command Prompt

I tried this technique to attempt to delete a folder on my Local Disk D:\ Drive and on every single file and folder, an error message came up with Access is Denied.... I don't know what to do to get rid of this folder. Can you help?
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09 Feb 2013   #28
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try taking ownership.
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09 Feb 2013   #29
BiggestT4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

it won't allow me to take ownership the entire folder cannot be changed in anyway shape or form.
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