Re: How do I delete Program Files and Windows folders??
"John V." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote ...
> I really, really appreciate the info (honestly) but isn't there just a
> simple way to delete these folders? Perhaps in a paragraph or two? Five
In Vista, these folders are owned by the "TrustedInstaller" user, not by the
This is a security feature, to prevent viruses etc impersonating the
Administrator and messing with your system. For anyone who keeps running
Vista (which was the principal design scenario :-) it's actually a Good
Thing, these folders canot be deleted.
To delete them is easy (well, okay, that's a subjective term ... but, it's
not conceptually complex). You need to take ownership of the folders first.
Then delete them. Even as an administrator, you cannot delete them, without
taking ownership first; that's the unusual bit.
I think that's what dean-dean already suggested in a separate post, with a
pointer to Alan Levin's blog. If the steps didn't work, try them again
being very carefully to follow them exactly.
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au