Can't delete folders-- need permission

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  1. adanedhel728

    adanedhel728 New Member

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    Folders are being created by 7 on my external harddrive having nonsensical names (like "08f575abff5110a011" for instance). I try to delete them, but it says I need permission to delete them. Then I open up the command line in administrator mode and try to delete them, but it does nothing. It acts as if it's deleting but then it doesn't disappear. The only way I can delete them is to boot into XP, which is annoying. Does anybody know how to fix this?
     
  2. BlackWolf

    BlackWolf New Member

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    what's inside those folders? can you access them?
     
  3. bboy500

    bboy500 New Member

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    scan for viruses?
     
  4. jimbo45

    jimbo45 New Member

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    Hi guys
    just load up something like ubcd4win.

    UBCD for Windows

    This loads up a "bootable" mini windows system and is great for deleting all this sort of stuff. This boots from the DVD / CD and doesn't install on your hard disks.

    Saves messing around with permissions etc etc. You also don't need to "Dual Boot" XP either.

    Another way --bit more complex is to create a Bartpe type of recovery CD. Boot from this (works like a live CD).
    Just google BARTPE.

    Some of those nonsensical names are possibly some of the Windows Update stuff. You can probably delete these provided you don't want to roll back updates.

    Cheers

    jimbo
     
    #4 jimbo45, Feb 14, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009

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