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Old 06-19-2009
johnathonozanne
 

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Will not delete

please help me, i am having real trouble deleting files!

It started when i deleted an old Administrator account (*not the first
one made*), and i chose to delete the files.

then i then came to realise that the files were STILL located in
*C:\Users\[accountname],* will all the directories, *[documents, music,
downloads, pictures]* etc.

so, i then tried to delete them and was granted with the lovely " You
Need Permission to Perform This Action ", so i went to security, granted
all permssions to myself, and granted myself ownership and it still
would not work. i then tried deleting the files with UAC turned *off*,
and there was no change. i then tried using the command prompt to fix
it,
doing all the del [drive] [directory] etc, and refered to the " /? "
for help, and it still would not work.

i then tried to move the sub files into new files seperately both on my
desktop and in the C:\ drive, and it still gave me the same permission
warning! the hidden administrator feature also does nothing!!!

*i am REALLY stuck*, i cannot shift these files, its only 6G, but
memory that is being used for nothing, and i need!!!,

please help me.


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Old 06-19-2009
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Re: Will not delete

Try deleting it from safe mode.


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Old 06-19-2009
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Re: Will not delete

just tried it, still the same crappy annoying warning!!!


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Old 06-19-2009
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Re: Will not delete

Hi johnathan,

You might try a non-windows app.

Paragon do a good free version of their rescue cd - you only need a
blank cd-r.

'FREE Rescue Kit Express - Free Download!'
(http://www.paragon-software.com/home.../download.html)

Boot the cd - select File Transfer Wizard - delete with that.

Also handy if you can't boot in and need to copy stuff off.


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Old 06-19-2009
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Re: Will not delete

Try this one, first highlight the file(s) you want to delete then press
CTRL and Delete key at the same time. Make sure what you deleting is not
shared by any applications or you just added another problem.


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Old 06-24-2009
johnathonozanne
 

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Re: Will not delete

no, for some reason that doesnt help either, and i cant seem to launch
that program for some reason, any other suggestions????


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Old 06-24-2009
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Re: Will not delete

its ok, thanks a lot guys, i was able to use a program called PurgeIE ,
which i found on google, if ur having the same problems, check it out,
thanks a lot anyway guys.


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