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  1.    06 Jun 2016 #1
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    Cannot delete some weird folder


    hie i cannot delete a folder which is occupying around 300 gigs
    its named like "7b31b96adb099d631d03e9c5"
    if i tried to delete it
    i have to change the ownership but cannot do it
    it doesnt make me change the ownership


    please help
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #2
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    Can you be more specific as to where this folder is? Is it in your top level directory such as C:\ or in a subfolder?

    What are the contents?
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  3.    06 Jun 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Can you be more specific as to where this folder is? Is it in your top level directory such as C:\ or in a subfolder?

    What are the contents?
    I have a partition
    It's in G drive
    Thanks for ur response
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  4.    06 Jun 2016 #4
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    What IS the partition?

    If in G Drive, what is that drive used for on the system?

    If you double click to open, what is inside?
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  5.    06 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWOne View Post
    What IS the partition?

    If in G Drive, what is that drive used for on the system?

    If you double click to open, what is inside?
    The C drive is used as the system
    Where Windows is installed
    When I try to open that weird folder
    It says to change the ownership of the folder
    But when I try it doesn't allow me .
    Thanks
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  6.    06 Jun 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygholap View Post
    I have a partition
    It's in G drive
    Thanks for ur response
    Right click on the folder in G: drive and have a look at Properties. On the security tab you should be able to see what permissions you have and hopefully be able to change them. Post a screenshot as it may help us diagnose the problem.
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  7.    06 Jun 2016 #7
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    I suspect these are folders that were created when you installed applications. If that you need take ownership. Take Ownership Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    07 Jun 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Right click on the folder in G: drive and have a look at Properties. On the security tab you should be able to see what permissions you have and hopefully be able to change them. Post a screenshot as it may help us diagnose the problem.
    nothing happens when i try to change the permission
    there is no read permission
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  9.    07 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatphoeb View Post
    I suspect these are folders that were created when you installed applications. If that you need take ownership. Take Ownership Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    i cant take the ownership
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  10.    07 Jun 2016 #10
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    Why don't you try saving any other folders or files you want from that drive and then simply re-formatting the partition using Disk Management.
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