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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,499
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-10-25 #240

    Yep, that's what caught my attention thinking it may be the issue. I'm glad you got it sorted now.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    win 10 - version 1607
       2016-10-28 #241

    Hi, a solution for some of you, if it helps. I've managed to delete all the folders ( I wanted to delete windows.old on the C: drive ), but I had to grant admin rights to each smaller folder individually ( rather than the main outer folder ). I did change the attributes to apply to all subset folders before applying this reg key change, so I don't know why this happened. Note - you can take control of a group of small folders in one go, but it will ask permission for each one as they progress. The problem is that it often doesn't come up asking for permission for the next folder to be granted access, and all that happens is that the Dos screen seems to hang. However the icon flashes on the taskbar, which you need to select, and the pop up message will then ask for permission. Then delete as normal.
    Last edited by Rogerthedog; 2016-10-28 at 06:58.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,144
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       2016-10-28 #242

    Rogerthedog said: View Post
    Hi, a solution for some of you, if it helps. I've managed to delete all the folders ( I wanted to delete windows.old on the C: drive ), but I had to grant admin rights to each smaller folder individually ( rather than the main outer folder ). I did change the attributes to apply to all subset folders before applying this reg key change, so I don't know why this happened. Note - you can take control of a group of small folders in one go, but it will ask permission for each one as they progress. The problem is that it often doesn't come up asking for permission for the next folder to be granted access, and all that happens is that the Dos screen seems to hang. However the icon flashes on the taskbar, which you need to select, and the pop up message will then ask for permission. Then delete as normal.
    There is an option to clean-up any windows.old and other update/upgrade files in the Disk Cleanup option on all drives that means you do not need to manually change permissions (which will reduce file security in system areas if not re-applied correctly)

    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    win 10 - version 1607
       2016-10-28 #243

    Barman58 said: View Post
    There is an option to clean-up any windows.old and other update/upgrade files in the Disk Cleanup option on all drives that means you do not need to manually change permissions (which will reduce file security in system areas if not re-applied correctly)

    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Yes I tried that and cleaned out all redundant files, but the folder ( windows.old ) did not show up for some reason.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,144
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       2016-10-28 #244

    The windows.old folder does not show directly but is removed by checking the Previous Windows Installations option (just to make things easy of course)

    There are a few other installation remnants that can be classed as previous Installations, ESD files, installation temp files, that can also recover wasted space.

    (I always try to avoid clearing any databases unless they are obviously corrupted (Thumbnail Cache ), as they can slow systems up whilst rebuilding ))
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 3
    win 10 - version 1607
       2016-10-28 #245

    The trouble was that there wasn't a "previous windows installation" option to select.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 232
    windows 10 pro 64
       4 Weeks Ago #246

    Brink said: View Post
    No problem. The context menu text was in English, but here's a fully Italian version below for you.
    Attachment 99252
    hi
    thanks a lot Sir Brink for the italian version complete
    does it work for w8.1 and w7 too?

    thanks again
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,499
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       4 Weeks Ago #247

    drugo said: View Post
    hi
    thanks a lot Sir Brink for the italian version complete
    does it work for w8.1 and w7 too?

    thanks again
    You're most welcome drugo. Yes, it'll work in W8.1 and W7 as well.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2016
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
       1 Week Ago #248

    The ownerships successfully changed, but I still can not open and copy the files.

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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,499
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       1 Week Ago #249

    Hello Kun, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check the permission settings for the file to see if you are allowed access.

    Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8
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